Contents tagged with anti-corruption court

  • IMF: adoption of Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine is a critically important requirement for the next tranche

    The Law on Anti-Сorruption Court is a critically important requirement for the completion of the fourth revision of Ukraine’s program of cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, the official representative of the IMF, Gerry Rice said during a traditional briefing in Washington on Thursday, May 17, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "More progress needs to be made on a number of fronts before we can conclude that fourth review; and issues include the energy sector and fiscal policy; an approval …

  • Ukrainian politician: only one issue remains unresolved to allow adoption of Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine

    Serhiy Berezenko, the Deputy Head of Petro Poroshenko Bloc’s parliamentary faction, told journalists that the only issue left unresolved with the West is the matter of the Public Council of International Experts’ authority.  

    “There were disagreements over 14 issues, which our international partners had questions about,” Berezenko stated. “We managed to agree on 13 of the 14 amendments. Today, there is one more unresolved issue left.”Berezenko specified that the issue of the Public Council of …

  • Kyiv expects to receive $1.9 billion from the IMF in June

    Ukraine is doing everything possible to get another tranche of 1.9 billion dollars from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in June, as stated by Ukraine’s Minister of Finance, Oleksandr Danyliuk in the interview with RBC-Ukraine.  

    Danyliuk noted that Ukraine will get the next tranche when it fulfils all the conditions of the Memorandum which are necessary to review the program.

    "Considering our intensive negotiations with the IMF on gas issues, the solution will be found in the very near …

  • Ukrainian President promises to establish the Anti-Corruption Court before the end of June

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed confidence that the Anti-Corruption Court will be established in the first half of the year, possibly in May. He stated this in an interview with the German magazine Focus, which was shared on Twitter by the Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany, Andriy Melnyk.

    "We want to accelerate the creation of an independent Anti-Corruption Court, and I am very confident that it will be possible to do this in the first half of the year, possibly in May," …

  • French Ambassador: there is a risk that reforms will be negated in Ukraine

    At a joint interview with German Ambassador to Ukraine Ernst Reichel with Interfax-Ukraine , the Ambassador of France to Ukraine, Isabelle Dumont said that she believes that Ukraine has not yet reached the point of no return and that reforms in the state should continue.

    "Basically, the question is something we all have been asking ourselves for the past years: Have we reached the point of no return [in the reform process]? I think, fortunately, not yet," Dumont said.

    She also noted that …

  • The USA urges Ukraine to establish an anti-corruption court and to raise gas tariffs

    The USA called on Ukraine to establish an independent anti-corruption court and to raise gas tariffs, stated United States Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on April 21 at a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin.

    Sullivan pressed Ukraine to increase reform efforts and to adhere to the programs of the International Monetary Fund by adopting legislation to establish a truly independent, anti-corruption court and to raise gas tariffs to the level of import …

  • Ukraine may receive next IMF tranche in May-June

    Ukraine is able to receive a new tranche of 2 billion dollars in May-June 2018 from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as stated by Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk in Washington following a meeting at the IMF headquarters, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    According to Danylyuk, Ukraine can receive another IMF loan for $2 billion if the terms of cooperation under the Extended Fund Facility program are fulfilled, which is part of the Anti-Corruption Court law.

      “We now have several …

  • 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 …