The Ukrainian Government will take steps to appeal any
unlawful decisions of judges that prevent holding open competitions for the appointment of CEOs of state-owned enterprises. This was stated by
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman at an extraordinary Cabinet’s meeting on Friday, April 29.
"We will not allow anyone to disrupt the process of curbing corruption and an honest public
selection of heads of state-owned enterprises", announced Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister noted that certain
courts in Ukraine made decisions that stop the process of holding open transparent competitions for the appointment of leaders to state-owned enterprises.
"Certainly, we will spare no effort to ensure that pursuant to the legislation to have such decisions falsified and to get fair decisions," he stressed.
Volodymyr Groysman informed that he had instructed the Ministry of Justice to analyze each case when judges had taken illegal judgments. The Prime Minister also urged Ministers to assume personal control over this issue and to intensify the work of all legal departments and services to defend
the interests of the state in courts. "We are not going to influence
anybody, we're not going to scare anyone - we are going to scrupulously do our job," stressed Volodymyr
The Prime Minister also noted that
the Government would publish a list of such public enterprises. "We will not allow
anyone to parasitize on public property, which must be effectively used, thereby funds from effective activity of the public sector should be transferred to the state budget, and that means salaries and pensions, free medicines, and more," he said.
As soon as the data regarding the improper judicial
decisions is prepared, it will be publicly discussed at a meeting of the Government, promised the PM.
"The Ukrainian Government will take steps to ensure that chairmen of state-owned companies, in which there exists a potential threat of corruption, were selected through public contests.
Not by backstair
influence, not in hiding, but openly”, said Volodymyr
Groysman, noting that the procedure for electing
leaders through open competitions also applies to agencies of central authorities. “It means openness, transparency, the ability
to choose effective managers, and this is, definitely, an anti-corruption step."
"We will not allow the situation when limited number of
unscrupulous judges constrain
the entire judicial system in Ukraine", emphasized the Prime Minister.