Contents tagged with anti-corruption

  • Bulgarian President vetoes anti-corruption law

    Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has vetoed a bill on combating corruption and confiscating illegally acquired property, Deutsche Welle reports.

    On Tuesday, January 2, the presidential press office relayed that the document was thus returned to the National Assembly (parliament) for discussion.

    Radev believes that the measures provided by law are insufficient for effectively combating corruption, and that they also deviate from provisions of the country's constitution and international …

  • Mingarelli: EU has not changed its position on fighting corruption in Ukraine

    The position of the European Union on the need to combat corruption in Ukraine remains unchanged, stated the head of the EU Delegation in Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli, at a meeting with Ukrainian deputies and civil society representatives, according to the Facebook page of the EU Delegation.

    The Ambassador made assurances that the EU's position on combating corruption, which should be accelerated and intensified, had not been changed.

    "The EU has closely followed the process of creating the …

  • Ukrainian Naftogaz will spend $1 million on anti-corruption investigations

    NJSC Naftogaz Ukraine has announced open tendering for the purchase of independent financial and anti-corruption investigation services, as reported on the company's website.

    The services, to be provided by the contractor before December 31, 2018, will include investigations of suspicious transactions, falsification of financial statements, violations of legal frameworks, bribery and corruption, improper business relationships, misappropriation of assets, and conflicts of interest.

    The …

  • US indicates need for Ukraine to create an anti-corruption court

    The US Embassy in Ukraine has noted the need to create an anti-corruption court in the country as soon as possible.

    "The need to establish independent anti-corruption court is clear and growing more urgent," the embassy said in a tweet.

    In addition, the diplomatic mission also positively assessed the call of Ukrainians for a transparent judicial process: "Inspiring to see Ukrainian civil society in action calling for effective and transparent judicial process."

    The Embassy statement follows …

  • US, EU and Canada urged Ukraine to conduct independent verification of e-declarations

    The United States, the European Union, and Canada welcome the steps taken by Ukraine towards anti-corruption reforms and call for further reforms, in particular, for an independent and reliable verification of electronic declarations, as was said in a joint statement by the Embassy of Canada, the United States of America, and the representative of the European Union on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day.

    “We welcome the impressive steps made after the Revolution of Dignity, …

  • OECD calls on Ukraine to speed up anti-corruption reforms

    In a recent report published on its website, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) called for Ukraine to speed up the implementation of anti-corruption reforms.

    The organization recommends that Ukraine remove obstacles that impede effective implementation of electronic declaration.

    It is reported that OECD will continue to closely monitor the implementation of this recommendation during the next monitoring round regarding Ukraine, which began in October 2016. …

  • IMF asks Ukraine to show results in the fight against corruption

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Kyiv to expedite the implementation of necessary reforms to stabilize the economic situation in the country. The IMF also expects Kyiv to show concrete results of their fight against corruption. This was stated in a report of the IMF mission, which was published on the 3rd of October.

    According to the IMF, these reforms are still being met with opposition in Kyiv. The organization mainly requires a pension reform, and the creation of a special …

  • Ukraine to receive 50 million euros from the European Commission to combat corruption

    The Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, told reporters that the European Commission intends to allocate 50 million euros to support Ukraine’s fight against corruption, Rosbalt reported.

    "In the next few days the Commission will adopt a program to support anti-corruption initiatives in Ukraine ... As far as I remember, the size is about 50 million [euros]," Hahn said at a press conference in Kiev.

    The Commissioner explained that the program …

  • FBI to help Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Bureau in the fight against corruption of high-ranking officials

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has a long history of cooperation with U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. A new memorandum was released concerning crimes connected with international money-laundering and asset recovery.

    The Director of NABU, Artem Sytnyk, and the Acting Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, Mathew Moon, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, reported the U.S. Embassy in Kiev.

    According to the memorandum, the FBI and NABU will work together to …

  • The United States Embassy will finance the training of Ukraine's anti-corruption special forces

    The Ukrainian community is awaiting the results of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU). The U.S. Ambassador is ready to allocate money for this purpose.

    The Department on Law Enforcement Issues of the U.S Embassy in Ukraine will finance the joint exercises of the officers of the U.S.A.’s Special Rapid Response Unit (SWAT) along with the employees of the Special Operative Department of NABU.

    “I’m very pleased that the U.S Government, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and our …