The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a draft law prepared by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on amendments to certain legislative acts on ensuring compliance with the rights of participants in criminal proceedings and other persons by law enforcement agencies during the prejudicial inquiry (No. 7275), which encapsulates instruments for counteracting any unjustified pressure on Ukrainian enterprises, including pressure from the law enforcement agencies. A respective resolution was backed by 312 lawmakers.
During the consideration of the bill in Parliament's session hall, the Prime Minister emphasized the burning need for adoption of the abovesaid bill that will make it impossible once and for all to block the activity of honest entrepreneurs. Putting pressure on honest business, which works in accordance with the law, pays taxes, creates a product and provides jobs is inadmissible issue.
"We should finally put a lid on lawlessness committed by law-enforcement bodies over honest and transparent business," the Head of Government urged.
The bill on prevention pressure on business was drafted in synergy with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Business Ombudsman Council. According to the Prime Minister, the document was included in a package of legislative acts, the adoption of which will facilitate the revitalization of Ukraine's business activity, the formation of a favorable business climate, and, consequently, the development of entrepreneurship that will ensure the achievement of economic growth at the level of 5-7%.