IMF Urges Ukraine to Draft a Law to Create an Anti-Corruption Court

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IMF Representative to Ukraine, Goesta Ljungman, announced on Monday that Ukraine has to quickly draft a law to create an anti-corruption court.

A team of several IMF experts visited Kyiv from Feb. 12 to Feb. 16 to discuss some of the technical aspects of the reforms required by the organization with the emphasis on a draft law on the anti-corruption court.

“It is now important that the Ukrainian authorities ensure urgent consideration, in accordance with parliamentary procedures, of the draft law on the anti-corruption court, including modifications necessary to bring the final text of the law into full compliance with the program’s commitments and recommendations of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe,” said Ljungman.

Ljungman said that further progress should be made on the remaining delayed measures needed to achieve the purposes set by the organization, including measures in the energy and fiscal departments.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine will continue to cooperate with the IMF.