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Euro lawmakers summon to cancel E-declaration for anti-corruption crusaders
16:50, 5 May 2017
Euro lawmakers summon to cancel E-declaration for anti-corruption crusaders

They find such legislative changes as suppression of the social activists

16:50, 5 May 2017

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Twenty Euro lawmakers and members of the informal group Friends of European Ukraine summon to cancel E-declaration for anti-corruption crusaders.

Lawmakers addressed a letter to Petro Poroshenko President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groisman Prime Minister of Ukraine and Andriy Parubiy Chairman of Verkhovna Rada on May 4 as Human Rights Information Center reports.

They find legislative changes adoption unprecedented, unnecessary and discriminatory. The activists perform extremely important work of unmasking and informing of corruptions cases in Ukraine so the adoption of legislative changes can be determined as suppression.

Lawmakers summon to immediately revise the changes and testify that Ukrainian Government’s efforts at struggle with corruption are unaffected and serious.

The authors of the letter are Petras Austrevicius, Rebecca Harms, Anna Fotyga, Pavel Svoboda and others.

On March 23, 2017, the Verkhovna of Ukraine passed the bill #6172 that allows for the introduction of amendments and attachments to Counteracting Corruption Act of Ukraine.

According to this document, contract and mobilized soldiers excused from responsibility to fill the E-declaration. However, Tatiana Chernovil inserted an amendment that obliges the representatives of social organizations who work in the sphere of prevention and counteraction of the corruption to fill the E-declaration.

Related: Declarations 2017: How much Poroshenko, Groysman and other top officials earned last year?

Related: National Agency to Prevent Corruption checks 3,000 e-declarations

Related: Ukraine shows slow progress in fighting corruption, - IMF

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