Transparency International calls on Ukraine to fulfill anti-corruption commitments10.08.2016 17:18 555
Ukraine must not delay the launch of a key electronic system to monitor the assets and interests of politicians and public servants as it is one the main requirements to get visa-free regime with the EU.
This is stated in the press release of Transparency International global anti-corruption organisation.
"Ukraine must not delay the launch of a key electronic system to monitor the assets and interests of politicians and public servants," the statement reads.
In its press release, the organisation recalled that when José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International, had met with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the President had committed to launching the e-declaration system in August.
“It is time for Ukraine to take serious steps to combat the endemic corruption in both its political and business sectors. President Poroshenko promised that this simple electronic platform would be launched in August and that anyone who lied on the forms would be criminally liable,” said Transparency International’s Ugaz.
He also stressed that Poroshenko must hold to his word and ensure that this happens despite the fact that it faced strong political opposition from those interested in avoiding transparency.