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Corruption rate in Ukrainian companies grew by almost 20 percent in two years, - survey

PwC company conducted the research in the area of economic crimes and fraud, based on the answers from respondents from 123 countries worldwide, including Ukraine
22:53, 21 June 2018

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Ukrainian organizations suffer from a growing rate of corruption; according to the international survey conducted by PwC company, this rate increased from 56 percent in 2016 to 73 in 2018.

'Globally, only 25 percent of respondents replied that their organizations experienced cases of bribery and corruption, which is almost three times less than that showed by Ukrainian organizations', the conclusive report says.

Besides, every third Ukrainian respondent (33 percent) marked that over the past two years, his/her organization received the offer to give a bribe.  

'It is quite vexing that 23 respondents expect that bribery and corruption, among other kinds of economic crimes and/or fraud, will be the most essential one for their organizations, from the perspective of financial damage or other consequences over the next two years,' the survey says.

Related: Ukrainian parliament adopts law on Anti-corruption court

Every two years, PwC company conducts the research in the area of economic crimes and fraud, based on the answers from respondents from 123 countries worldwide, including Ukraine. 

Earlier, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the law about the creation of Supreme Anti-corruption court. 265 MPs voted for it.

The document includes two articles. The first one – "On creation of Supreme Anti-Corruption Court". According to the second one, the location, territorial jurisdiction and status of Supreme Anti-corruption court are determined by the law "On Supreme Anti-corruption court."

Related: IMF welcomes creation of Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine, - Lagarde

Earlier, the International Monetary Fund (the IMF) welcomed the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine; this was mentioned in the statement released by Christine Lagarde, the Fund's Managing Director, which she composed based on her conversation with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko. 'I am very encouraged by the adoption of the law on the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC) by the Ukrainian parliament, which is an important step forward in the authorities’ fight against corruption. The new law paves the way for setting up an independent and strong anti-corruption court that together with existing institutions (NABU and the Special Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office) will contribute to delivering the accountability and justice that the people of Ukraine demand of their public officials', the official stated. The IMF chief expressed her gratitude for Ukrainian president's intention to render the court active by the end of this year. 

Related: Prosecutor General's Office should verify facts of corrupt practices by ex-defense ministers, - activists

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