In Parliament start work on a controversial “anti-corruption” law


February 6, the Parliament will vote for the introduction of the bill in the agenda. Photo: prm.ua

A bill to create an anti-corruption court tries to include in the agenda of the first meeting of the new parliamentary session, 6 Feb.

This was stated by the Chairman of BP Andriy Parubiy at a briefing with the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

“Of course, very important for this session will be a law establishing an anti-corruption court. This is actually the last global law on the reform of the judicial system. Tomorrow I am going to recommend to include it in the agenda and will instruct the Committee immediately to consider it,” – said paruby.

It provides that between the first and the second reading will be amended taking into account the recommendations of the Venice Commission.

A number of international partners of Ukraine made strict requirements to the Kiev because of the bill on the anti-corruption court, which was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

In particular, the international monetary Fund said that the project Poroshenko contradicts obligations of Ukraine.

Subsequently, the world Bank also put forward their demands, warning that at stake is $800 million.

The European Union has also officially criticized in the address Bankova due to the fact that the President supposedly filed a bill about anti-corruption court, which is contrary to the promises of Kiev and the recommendations of the Venice Commission.

The President’s representative in the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko said that the recommendations of the Venice Commission and the IMF will be considered.

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