Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli called on the Ukrainian authorities to fight corruption in the country more actively, and to create an Anticorruption Court in the near future. He said this on air of Ukrainian Radio.
"For today, corruption remains a very serious illness that affects all Ukrainian society, but we know what exactly we need to do in order to advance in the fight against corruption. It is the strengthening of new anti-corruption bodies - the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention, and the urgent creation of an Anti-Corruption Court, as the Venice Commission insists."
In addition, Mingarelli reminded Ukraine's obligation to cancel the requirement for civil society activists to declare their income.
As it was reported earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submitted his version of the bill on creation of the anti-corruption court to the Parliament, according to the website of the Verkhovna Rada. The draft was submitted on Dec. 22 and registered under number 7440.
The European Commission for Democracy through Law, the Venice Commission said that many of the provisions of the draft law provide a good basis for the establishment of a high specialised anti-corruption court, but made several recommendations to reduce the risk that it could be considered unconstitutional, according to the statement published on the website of the Council of Europe.