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Ukrainian Parliament passed the anti-corruption bill under the IMF recommendations

236 Ukrainian MPs supported bill 4055 on amending the law on prosecution in part of the provision for transparency of organization of operation of the Anti-Corruption Prosecution Bureau

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed at first reading the bill on the transparency in organization of operation of the Anti-Corruption Prosecution Bureau in pursuance of recommendations of the International Monetary Fund, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Interfax.

On Tuesday, 236 Ukrainian MPs supported bill 4055 on amending the law on prosecution in part of the provision for transparency of organization of operation of the Anti-Corruption Prosecution Bureau.

The bill improves legal basis for the organization of operation of the Bureau, provides for transparency of operation of the tender commission that appoints candidates for administrative posts and posts of prosecutors. According to the document, members of the tender commission who will organize the holding of tenders to appoint candidates for administrative posts of the Bureau could be persons with the unblemished business reputation, high professional and moral characteristics, public image and large experience in preventing or fighting corruption.

According to the amendments, Prosecutor General of Ukraine will be empowered to appoint head of the Bureau, first deputy head and deputy head. The head of the Bureau will appoint persons to other administrative posts in the Bureau, and the tender commission will submit only one candidate for each of the posts. The head of the Bureau will be also empowered to hire and dismiss employees who are not prosecutors.

Speaker of the Parliament Volodymyr Groysman said that the bill will be discussed at second reading on Thursday February 18.

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