On October 19, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed the law “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Concerning Bringing the Status of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine into Compliance with the Requirements of the Constitution of Ukraine”.
From now on, the NABU will become a central executive body with a special status. The Cabinet of Ministers will not be able to interfere with its activities.
In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers will appoint and dismiss the director of NABU following a competition to be held by a special commission.
The law passed also defines the features of the application of the legislation on the civil service for the independence of the NABU.