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  • Denys Shmyhal: Government has adopted a series of important anti-corruption decisions
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 19 September 2023 17:25

    Digitalisation eliminates the human factor and brings public services closer to people within one click. Over the past two years, its anti-corruption and economic effect has amounted to more than UAH 16 billion. This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

    During the meeting on 19 September, the Government adopted a number of important anti-corruption decisions. In particular, it approved a draft law on ratification of the agreement with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

    "Ukraine will join the working group on combating bribery in international business transactions. We already have the status of a potential candidate for membership in the Organisation. Step by step, we are approaching full membership," noted Denys Shmyhal.

    Besides, the Government has endorsed a draft law harmonising our legislation with the standards of the FATF - the International Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering.

    "We are engaged in a dialogue with the FATF on the inclusion of russia in the Blacklist of the Group on financing terrorism. Until this happens, we are regulating the procedure for adding russia to the national list of terrorist countries," said the Prime Minister.

    Moreover, according to the Head of Government, the bill also prohibits the provision of funds, assets and economic resources to those included in the list of persons associated with terrorist activities and persons under international sanctions.

    Among other things, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the methodology for determining the ultimate beneficial owner of an enterprise.

     Denys Shmyhal stressed, by doing so, Ukraine continues to implement FATF standards: "We fulfil the conditions for receiving macro-financial assistance from the EU and meet our obligations on the way to EU membership".

    Denys Shmyhal: Government has adopted a series of important anti-corruption decisions