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Ukraine gains ten places in Corruption Perceptions Index

Ukraine’s results 32 points and 120th place out of 180 countries
14:36, 29 January 2019

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The international anti-corruption Transparency International organization published the results of “Corruption Perceptions Index 2018” in which Ukraine occupied 120th place out of 180 countries as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

Ukraine improved its indexes. Its results 32 points and 120th place out of 180 countries. Thus, Ukraine got 2 points and raised for 10 places (the result in 2017 was 30 points and 130th place).

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“Such a result does not correspond to the strivings for rapid Euro-integration, reforms to fight corruption. If the situation with corruption in Ukraine continues to change in such a pace, then we will need decades to catch up Poland. The authority must and the civil society is ready for a long time to double efforts on this way,” Executive Director of Transparency International Ukraine Andry Borovyk said.

Transparency International Ukraine notes partial fulfillment of organization’s recommendations on the creation of Anti-corruption court of the in 2018. Ukraine has adopted the proper legislation; however, the full-fledged launch of Supreme Anti-Corruption court is postponed for 2019.

Related: Ukraine ranked 84th in Democracy Index 2018

The majority of the recommendations was ignored by the government.

“Thus, it is obvious, that the progress of previous years is provided mostly by the reforms started in 2014. However, one of the most important factor, which hampers anti-corruption progress, is lack of political will.”

Earlier President Petro Poroshenko stated that the creation of the Supreme Anti-corruption Court of Ukraine will finish in February 2019.

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