'The key issue is for me not only the quality but also the timeliness of the draft law. As you know, I promised that the draft law should be submitted to the parliament this year. Yesterday such possibility appeared. I was extremely pleased that the expert team prepared its variant of the draft law and it is ready to submit it and I am ready to be a subject of the legislation initiative as I promised and according to the Constitution, I am ready to submit this draft law to the parliament', Poroshenko said.
He also complained that the attempt to begin the discussion in the parliament on the conception of the creation of the anti-corruption courts failed. The president thanked the experts that worked on the law 'On Anti-Corruption court'.
'I hope that the parliament will approve the draft law, despite the fierce arguments, including the judicial community on the viability and necessity of the draft law 'On Anti-Corruption court'. I think that as the president I showed the political will and we submit the law. The key point for me is the taking into account the conclusions of the Venice Commission. We do not admit the pressure from anybody, it is the objective legislation and it should be voted in the parliament'.
The draft law 'On anti-corruption courts' was registered in the Verkhovna Rada in February 2017. The MPs attempted to remove it from the hearing many times to register a new initiative but they failed to do this. The existing versions of the draft bill weren’t supported by the Venice Commission as some of the provisions appear to be unconstitutional.
Yesterday, the MPs recalled their draft law by 235 votes.