This briefing paper sets out the Government’s key planning reform proposals and those changes in the process of being made as of December 2014. The main pieces of reforms adopted through 2014 included the law on the prosecutor’s office, a raft of anti-corruption laws, a lustration law and a new public procurement law. The lustration law has been particularly controversial and was commented critically by the Venice Commission. In all other areas significant legal reforms had to be adopted, not to talk about implementation. This briefing reminds of the state of reforms as of 2014 and can be used for analysis of the current situation with reforms.
The briefing paper:
This briefing paper was written by Dr. Armen Mazmanyan, Senior International Expert, with contributions from Michael Meyer-Resende, Mykola Gnatovsky and Ruslana Vovk of Democracy Reporting International. Edited by Tatiana Snegova.