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A Simple Recipe for Tackling Corruption in Ukraine

There is a simple solution to tackling corruption in Ukraine. It is based on three pillars: one independent law enforcement anti-corruption agency, maximum disclosure of information available to the state, and strengthening internal anti-corruption expertize. All three pillars are of equal importance and shall be developed simultaneously. Good news – these processes have already kicked [...]

Parliament Attempts to Interfere into NABU Director Selection Process

An attempt of the Parliament on interfering in the work of the independent Selection Commission, consisting of 9 known public authorities and professionals, appeared at the final stage of competitive selection of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NAB) Director. On March 5, the day before the Selection Commission selected four semi-finalists out of 176 candidates for [...]

AntAC Welcomes Changes to NABU Law, but Warns on Last-Minute Flaws

On February 12, 2015 Ukrainian parliament passed the law, which significantly amends the existing legislation on National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) to be set up in Ukraine on the following months. AntAC welcomes such a decision of a legislator, as it introduces crucial safeguards for the independent work of NABU, specifically:   High salaries for staff [...]

AntAC has launched a project about those who steal public money

Anti-Corruption Action Center’s team has launched a new project «УКР.АВ» (STOLEN in Ukrainian) aimed to open information on the officials and law enforcement officers who steal budget money. Anti-corruption activists have already published 230 names of state officials who were noticed in more than 300 corruption cases. “We started this project so that every official [...]

Without legislative changes, Anti-corruption Bureau will be crowded with werewolves

Tomorrow, the Verkhovna Rada will vote on Draft Bill No.1406 – amendments to the Law “On National Anti-corruption Bureau“, which was crippled by the Parliament of previous convocation. The Draft Bill is the first aspen stake into the heart of old system, whose zombies are already lining up to the Bureau striving for positions of [...]

Parliament adopted number of anti-corruption bills

Today,on October 14, 2014 the Parliament of Ukraine voted for the  so-called “anti-corruption package of laws”, developed during the last few months jointly by civic society, government, president, anti-corruption committee of the parliament and international organizations. Among them are the following: 1. The Law of Ukraine “On grounds of state anti-corruption policy in Ukraine (Anti-corruption [...]