EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski took part in the signing ceremony of Memorandum between Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine signed the memorandum to fight against corruption by opening databases. Memorandum on cooperation and exchange of information aims to consolidate efforts in the prevention, detection, suspension, investigation and disclosure of corruption.
"The purpose of this memorandum is to combine different Ukrainian institutions and provide free access to information that is important in order to effectively fight against corruption," - said EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski.
EU Ambassador to Ukraine underline that process of fighting against corruption is time-consuming. Those who have the tools necessary for overcoming the corruption in Ukraine have a responsibility to make their best to reach the positive results.
Tombinski also emphasized that many institutions need to be improved, but the most important thing is to demonstrate the result. He highlighted a role of journalists and NGOs in this process. Fighting and combating corruption is crucial for restore confidence and trust of those who are helping Ukraine.
Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko called on Fiscal Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Agency of Land Resources to open their databases in order to facilitate the investigations.
Ministry of Justice previously stated its readiness to assure the free access to the information about the owners of movable and immovable property, recommending other agencies to follow his example.
According to the last year Transperance International report, Ukraine took 142nd place between Uganda and Bangladesh.