Contents tagged with anti-corruption court

  • EU High Representative Mogherini urges Ukraine to step up efforts to fight corruption

    High Representative of the European Union Federica Mogherini, who will be visiting Ukraine soon, has urged the government to intensify the fight against corruption.

    “Several important laws still need to be passed as part of the Association Agreement. Work must be redoubled in the most important areas,” Mogherini said in an interview with UNIAN.

    “The fight against corruption is one of those, and here we expect the adoption of a law establishing an independent and effective High Anti-Corruption …

  • IMF demands that Kyiv passes law allowing creation of anti-corruption court

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) continues to insist that Ukrainian authorities adopt legislation for an anti-corruption court in accordance with the obligations of a country under the EFF (Extended Fund Facility) cooperation program, as stated by Gerry Rice, an official representative of the IMF, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    “At the request of the Ukrainian authorities, an expert group from the IMF visited Kyiv to discuss technical issues of the reforms envisaged by the EFF program, …

  • Denmark demands that Ukraine create an Anti-Corruption court

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Anders Samuelsen, stresses the importance of the early establishment of an Anti-Corruption court, during a conference in Kyiv.

    Samuelsen reported that before the conference he met with Prime Minister [of Ukraine] Volodymyr Groysman, who assured the continuation of reforms, in particular in the field of anti-corruption.

    "It is important that the Supreme Anti-Corruption court is established and works... I hope to meet in Copenhagen on June 27 to …

  • Poroshenko: opinions of Ukrainian partners on the Anti-Corruption Court is not the final truth

    President Petro Poroshenko believes that Kyiv should listen to the recommendations of the anti-corruption court as long as the draft law complies with the legislation of Ukraine, as he explained in responding to a question by Evropeyska Pravda.

    The President stressed that there is no alternatives to the adoption of this bill.

    "I will do everything possible for the bill to pass, so that the correct wording is found, but also so that this bill is in accordance with the Ukrainian Constitution …

  • European Union: creation of an Anti-Corruption court is one of the most important reforms for Ukraine

    The European Union considers the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine to be one of the most important reforms for the country, as stated by the head of the Support Group for Ukraine in the European Commission, Peter Wagner, during the international round table "Ukraine: Prospects for 2018."

    "If we talk about what is expected from Ukraine outside the state itself, then we are talking about several agendas. At the moment, the creation of the high Anti-Corruption court is critically …

  • EU: the draft bill on the Anti-corruption Court contradicts Kyiv’s commitments

    The European Union formally criticized the Presidential Administration over the President’s submission of the draft bill on the Anti-corruption Court (ACC) contrary to Kyiv’s promises and the recommendations of the Venice Commission, according to a written statement by the EU press secretary published by Evropeiska Pravda.

    Brussels recalled that their Ukrainian partners repeatedly made the commitment to establish the ACC.  

    “The establishment of a truly independent and effective Anti- …

  • The World Bank threatens to deprive Ukraine of $800 million loan guarantees

    The World Bank has decided that the draft bill on an Anticorruption Court submitted by President Petro Poroshenko does not conform to Ukraine’s international obligations.

    Satu Kahkonen, the World Bank Country Director for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine sent a letter to the Verkhovna Rada and the Presidential administration in which she warned against the adoption of the President’s version of the Law on Anticorruption Court. A copy of the letter was published by Evropeiska Pravda.

    The World …

  • IMF rejects Poroshenko’s draft bill on Anti-Corruption Court

    The International Monetary Fund believes that the bill to establish the Anti-Corruption Court (ACC), as submitted by President Petro Poroshenko, does not meet Ukraine’s obligation to the IMF, as stated in a letter from the head of the mission of the IMF in Ukraine, Ron van Roden, to the Presidential administration of Ukraine. The document, copies of which were sent to the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the parliament, and several ministers, was published by Yevropeyska Pravda.

    In the letter, …

  • Ukrainian President promises to establish anti-corruption court in 2018

    In an article for publications Novoye Vremya and The Economist Mir, published on Saturday, President Petro Poroshenko discussed the need for his more active participation in the protection of the country's anti-corruption infrastructure and the inadmissibility of any pressure on the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU).

    "The events at the end of 2017 showed that the anti-corruption infrastructure requires more active protection by the President, I especially emphasize the need to guarantee …

  • US ambassador: Those who fight corruption are heroes, but the adherents of old Ukraine have gone to war with them

    US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch wrote an article for Novoye Vremya advocating the creation of an Anti-Corruption Court and the reformation of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP).

    “Four years after Maidan, the question is haunting: isn’t the urge to bring Ukraine into the future fading? Political attacks on the NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine) and SAP (Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine) hinder their ability to take down …