The Government of Ukraine has received the support of a business
community regarding an initiative to liquidate the State Ecological Inspection
of Ukraine and to set up a qualitatively new authority with a new staff instead.
A letter was sent to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from the European
Members of the Association consider it impossible to retrofit
the structure, which throughout multiple years has actually discredited itself and
has negatively affected in certain cases an investment attractiveness of the
"The business community believes that the new
government body to be established instead of the incumbent State Ecological
Inspection will have new quality functions and powers, based on up-to-date
practice, while the new staff of such a structure will be formed on a
transparent basis with participation of the public and business", the
letter from the Association reads.
The Government of Ukraine emphasized in response that no
reform would take place without relevant control of the society and the
business community, inviting experts of the Association to join the process of
creating a new body. The Cabinet of Ministers promises the new Environmental
Inspection shall carry out preventive activities instead of fulfilling punitive
functions, thus promoting less verifications and
improving their efficiency.