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 [...]
On September 4 President of Ukraine submitted the draft law “On the system of special authorized subjects in the area of countering corruption”, which forms the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, to the Parliament as urgent. Week passed, but draft law has not yet been registered, although there are no formal reasons for this. We call on Speaker [...]
Patient and anti-corruption organizations are calling on pharm companies not to sell medical products to Ukraine at the price of gold, and to decrease the prices instead to the level as 2013. When envelopes were opened up during tender procedures, it appeared that the prices were substantially raised by pharm companies without any grounds. For example, medical products for children’s’ oncology were raised by 40%-60%, [...]
Acting on a request by the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC), the Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s Office has opened a criminal case against Oleksandr Yefremov, chairman of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction. Yefremov is accused of abusing his office by placing unlawful pressure on state officials for material gain. According to the General Prosecutor’s Office, Yefremov [...]
More than three months ago, on March 5, the European Union started to freeze the assets of Ukraninain citizens who are suspected of embezzling public money and of violation of human rights in Ukraine. By now, a total of 56 citizens have fallen under international sanctions, under which their foreign assets are frozen. Out of [...]
A week ago the Anti-Corruption Action Centre presented an analytical report “Who makes money on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Ukraine” to the international organizations and embassies located in Kyiv. On December 20 report will be presented to Ukrainian journalists and stakeholders. AntAC’s report shows how Ukrainian taxpayers’ money allocated for the purchase of HIV/AIDS and TB agents end up in the pockets of private intermediary companies. It also points out a price Ukrainian society pays for corruption in public procurement of drugs – life and health of thousands of Ukrainian patients. Power point presentation and full report are available for download.