Contents tagged with anti-corruption

  • The West blames Poroshenko for the failure to cancel electronic declaration for Ukrainian anti-corruption organizations

    Western experts and observers hold the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko responsible for the Verkhovna Rada’s failure to cancel electronic declaration for public organizations, reported Voice of America.

    Earlier, the United States urged the Ukrainian government to strike down legislation that required electronic declarations of anti-corruption activists.  

    "It is an important and sad event. It will result in closure of a large number of non-government organizations. The reason is that …

  • Anti-Corruption Bureau of Latvia detained the head of the country's Central Bank

    The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has detained the President of the Bank of Latvia, Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, in a criminal case, as reported by Delfi, citing the Prime Minister of the Republic, Māris Kučinskis.

    "For now, neither I nor any other officials have any reason to interfere with the work of KNAB. The authority operates professionally and accurately. As soon as the KNAB's management deems appropriate to provide the public with information about the investigation, it will …

  • 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 …