With almost three years after the start of Euromaidan, Ukraine is still trying to realise the hoped-for reforms needed to tackle the country’s political and economic problems. The fight against corruption has been identified as integral to any other reforms Ukraine undertakes.

Despite popular expectations to fight corruption, and promises made by the authorities, no significant anti-corruption breakthrough has been made to date. A report published by National Reforms Council (08.2016), an organisation set up to observe reforms, noted that the launch of the e-application system – a system developed for officials to declare their finances - faces many challenges that will inevitably impact its effectiveness. The rivalry between the “old guard” and the reformist National Anti-Corruption Bureau, a Western-backed establishment created by Poroshenko, is one of the political challenges the country faces in tackling corruption.