All decisive measures implemented by the Government are aimed to establish a transparent system which will eradicate and prevent corruption. Ukraine is demonstrating a significant progress concerning combatting and preventing corruption. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek on Tuesday.
While briefing interlocutors about undertaken measures regarding the fight against corruption, Volodymyr Groysman emphasized that “during 2015-2016 Ukraine had elaborated one of the best and strict legislations in terms of prevention and fight against corruption. We had established several institutional modifications in the name of combating corruption: the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and he National Agency on the Prevention of Corruption, stressed the Prime Minister. These institutional changes introduced in Ukraine are crucial steps to ensure efficient fight against corruption.”
The judicial reform which was launched last year is an important tool in combatting corruption. “This reform will take several years, and it's vitally important to return the people's confidence to justice, judicial system, as well as to judges”, assured the Head of Government.
Speaking about other measures undertaken in this sector, the Prime Minister cited as an example inter alia an e-asset declaration system, the change of public procurement system and the deregulation of gas prices. The single electronic register of VAT refund which has been triggered on April 1 was a revolutionary measure towards reducing corruption in this sphere.
A large-scale privatization of inefficient state-owned enterprises planned by the Government in 2017 will be a bold step towards eradication of the corruption, urged Volodymyr Groysman.
“All our steps are imbued to create transparent systems as well as systems which are not entwined with corruption” stressed Volodymyr Groysman. - The process (fight against corruption) and is going quite promptly. We are achieving tangible results in the fight against corruption.