Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine and Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission held the phone talk on the creation of the Anti-corruption court in Ukraine. The press service of the Ukrainian president reported this.
'The parties discussed progress in the Ukrainian reforms, particularly the issue of the Anticorruption Court. Petro Poroshenko emphasized that the Anticorruption Court must be established in compliance with the Constitution of Ukraine and the recommendations of the Venice Commission', the message said.
It is noted that the politicians agreed to continue dialogue in Davos during the World Economic Forum.
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.
Earlier the IMF informed the Ukrainian authorities that the adoption of the presidential draft law on the Anti-corruption court in the current edition is the violation of the commitments of Ukraine to the IMF and contradicts the recommendations of the Venice Commission.
The Administration of the President claimed that the draft law on the Anticorruption Court complies with the norms of the Constitution and recommendations of the Venice Commission. However, the World Bank informed the Ukrainian authorities on the necessity to make the amendments to the presidential draft law on Anti-corruption court to satisfy all requirements and recommendations of the Venice Commission.
Also, the EU officials reminded on January 18 that the creation of the anti-corruption court in Ukraine is vital for completing the visa-free regime requirements.