The EU delegation in Ukraine officially slammed the presidential administration for submitting the controversial version of the draft law about establishing the anti-corruption court in Ukraine; it contradicts Kyiv's commitments before the EU and the recommendations of the Venice Commission. The respective statement was released by the EU Office in Kyiv.
EU officials added that 'creating the actually independent and effective Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine would become a vital step in fighting corruption in this country'. On the other hand, they said, the bill submitted by the President does not meet Ukraine's commitments and the Venice Commission's recommendations. \It's important that these issues be reconsidered, and the EU sends that signal to the Ukrainian government,' the EU representatives said.
The commentary of the EU office also mentions that creating the anti-corruption court in Ukraine is also vital for completing the visa-free regime requirements. 'It is also a demand of the European Commission, within the monitoring of the visa regime suspension mechanism,' the statement says.
President Petro Poroshenko registered the bill in the Parliament in December 2017.
Earlier on Thursday, January 18, Ukraine's parliament failed to consider the respective bill in the session hall.