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PM on anti-corruption package approved by Parliament: "Fair and transparent state authority, fair prosecutors and judges - that's what Ukraine awaits"
14.10.2014 | 12:21
The Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

On Tuesday, October 14, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported five anti-corruption laws developed by the Government of Ukraine and the President of Ukraine.

The anti-corruption package includes the law of the President On National Anti-Corruption Bureau and four Governments bills: On principles of anti-corruption policy in Ukraine (Anti-Corruption Strategy) for 2014 2017 (4284a), On prevention and counteraction to legalization (laundering) of the proceeds from crime or terrorism financing, as well as financing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (5067), On preventing corruption (5113) and on determining ultimate beneficiaries of legal persons and public figures ( 5114).

"The whole package submitted by the President and the Government, developed by international experts and the main thing - Ukraine expects this package: fair and transparent state authority, fair prosecutors and judges. And in order to make them fair, they should be all brought to light," the PM underlined introducing the bills at the Parliament.

He noted that the Government's bill on National Anti-Corruption Strategy in preparation for the second reading has not received any comments from the Parliament.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stressed that it is "a basic document how to declare and win the war against corruption."

Another Governments law, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, is "actually National Anti-Corruption Code, which provides for the implementation of procedures for monitoring the life of officials of 1-3 categories - and that is ministers, prime ministers - and the introduction of monitoring for the life of prosecutors, judges and other officials of the state authority, who can use their powers in order to enrich."

The adopted laws have also established the electronic declaring of all income and expenses of civil servants, judges and prosecutors, as well as the procedure for monitoring the life of a civil servant and compliance with the income referred to in the declaration.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk has informed that it is introduced the procedure for disclosing all information regarding the ownership of public servants, judges and prosecutors and their relatives: "This is about the disclosure of ownership both entrepreneurs and real estate properties. Now any citizen of Ukraine will have access to all public property registries and information on the final owner of a business entity. Now the companies are registered on one person and the actual owner is another person, including the former and current state authorities. This will be settled."

According to him, these laws "make it possible to control all officials, judges and prosecutors": "It is a few steps ahead in the real fight against corruption."

Following the adoption by the Parliament of the Governments bill on the definition of ultimate beneficiaries of legal persons and public figures ( 5114), Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined: "Offshore era is over in Ukraine. Now every official will be "plainly visible". All accounts, all property of the company will be disclosed, and those who illegally own them will be brought to justice. "

 

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