of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption was an initiative of
the Government of Ukraine, which was supported by the Verkhovna Rada of
Ukraine. The setting up of this preventive body for the fight against
corruption is part of the implementation of the requirements for a visa-free
regime with the EU to be granted to Ukraine, the Information and Communication
Department of the Secretariat of the CMU informs.
The Commission responsible
for the appointment of the NAPC members under the law On Prevention of Corruption
is completely independent.
We deny categorically
the information that the Government has any impact on this Commission.
The law provides
that this Commission comprises only one member of the Government who shall be
appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Chairman of the National
Agency on the Civil Service is an ex officio member of the Commission.
The majority of
the competitive commission consists of representatives of the public (5 out of
8 members). It should be noted that at the request of NGO members the preceding
composition of the Commission from the public was changed to ensure their
Independence of the
incumbent composition of the Commission was confirmed by the EU delegation to
The Commission has
had 7 meetings. 22 candidates have been interviewed. All the meetings were open
to the media and broadcast online. All these meetings are available on the Government's
In particular, the
process and results of voting for three NAPC members who were selected by the
Commission are available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZn6HLr4mrQ
We believe that the
members of the selection commission are subjected to the unlawful pressure.
Minister of Justice, Chairman of the selection commission Natalia Sevostyanova appeals to the members of the Commission not
to succumb to any political pressure, to complete the formation of the NAPC, to
select two other members and to enable the implementation of critical functions
of the Agency for the prevention of corruption acts.
On its part, the
Government of Ukraine did everything to trigger immediate activity of the
Agency. In particular, the draft state budget for 2016 envisages UAH 484
million to ensure the operation of the NAPC.
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk instructed to find premises for the NAPC
and to ensure an immediate start of work.