Ukraine recognized as the most corrupt country by European Court of Auditors

Source : 112 Ukraine

After analyzing the situation with corruption in the country, EU auditors concluded that the oligarchic clans continue to influence the Ukrainian economy, politics and media
17:18, 7 December 2016

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European Court of Auditors called Ukraine the most corrupt country in Europe. This is stated in the audit report "EU help to Ukraine", which describes the situation with corruption in the state.

"Despite efforts to introduce reforms, Ukraine is still perceived as the most corrupt country in Europe. Personal benefit influences the policy. Oligarchic clans continue to influence the Ukrainian economy, politics and media,” the document says.

It is noteworthy that the auditors assessed the effectiveness of EU assistance to Ukraine and analyzed the efficiency of this assistance in reforming different spheres of life in the country in the period from 2007 to 2015, including gas. The conclusions above were made based on these studies.

The report also states that the EU reacted promptly to the crisis in Ukraine in 2014 and has allocated 11.2 billion euros aid for seven years. But it was an extraordinary decision, the money was allocated without the prior consent of their use strategy.

 The recommendations for Ukraine were also accommodated in the provided document. In particular, the auditors believe that there is a need to place greater emphasis on the management of public finances in the dialogue process with Ukraine, to improve the conditions form and the aid payments, tighten control over the use of aid, greater emphasis on effective implementation and stability of reforms as well as taking measures to increase the efficiency of EU support in the gas sector.

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