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Prime Minister calls pressure on business by law enforcement agencies a subversion
23.03.2018 | 11:49

The Government fully backs the abolition of economic function of law enforcement agencies, which is the interaction and pressure on Ukrainian entrepreneurs by security-service agents .This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during A Question Time for the Government.

"We fully support cancellation of the functions of the Security Service of Ukraine, the Prosecutor’s General Office of Ukraine and other law enforcement agencies, which encapsulate exerting pressure on business. The economic function of the law-enforcement agencies is the thing of the past. I will fully defend this position", the Prime Minister stated.

The Head of Government emphasized positive dynamic in reducing pressure on business.

"Honest legal business will be protected, as well as security officers who eradicate "grey" schemes and money-laundering centers. But there are cases in which law enforcement officers put pressure on business by conducting groundless inspections. Such cases will be severely punished. I consider such actions of law enforcement as inadmissible", the Head of Government stressed.


At the end of 2017, with the constitutional majority a government bill Mask Show Stop aimed to limit abuses on business was passed. It had been drafted jointly by the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Office of the Business Ombudsman and other agencies.

Key innovations of the document are the inadmissibility and invalidity of the evidence obtained during the execution of a search decision avoiding video and audio recording. Similarly, the evidence obtained during a search when advocate was not allowed is considered invalid.

In March 2018, a special commission was set up to meet the requirements of this law. The commission included representatives of the business community in the first place.


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