November 15, 2012
The results of the
parliamentary elections in
show the success of pro-European spirit in the country, according to the President of Poland
. The state official noted that all political parties that made it to the Ukrainian parliament, but the communists, declared European integration of the country as one of their goals.
As a result of the elections, five political parties made it to the Ukrainian parliament. Pre-election plans, available at the official websites of the parties, provide their political views on the issue of European integration. The official agenda of the currently ruling Party of Regions states their intention to achieve
associated membership in the EU, visa-free regime, and free trade. Oppositionist party Batkivshchyna (leader -
) listed plans to facilitate ratification of the association agreement and the free trade agreement with the EU, as well as visa-free regime.
Parliament newcomer - liberal party UDAR, headed by the world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, declared intention to get
join the European community. In their official pre-election plans both far right Svoboda and the Communist Party of
positively regarded the common European security system.
Additionally, the Polish leader outlined that, in order to grow closer to the EU,
needed to conduct justice and criminal prosecution reforms. At the moment,
is carrying out a reform program for the justice system in the country. A network of centers taking up pro bono cases has just been set up all over
, 2013, any person, resident or not, facing criminal legal charges in
will be entitled for free legal aid.
, 2012, a new Criminal Code of
came into force. It provides for equal opportunities for each party in the criminal proceedings, for proceedings to be based on the principle of competitiveness, introduces the jury court, and limits the use of imprisonment penalty. Additionally, in
, the President of
signed a new law regulating prosecution. The document allows for limiting the rights of a prosecutor, preventing the violation of human rights. The reforms were developed in accordance with the European standards and the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights.
SOURCE Worldwide News Ukraine