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  • Adoption of the bill on the Anticorruption Court is the Rubicon and the choice whether to prolong the reforms, or to setback and get a credibility gap, says Olexandr Saienko
    Service of Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, posted 04 June 2018 23:39

    The process of considering a bill on the Supreme Anticorruption Court, scheduled for Thursday, June 7, is "a kind of the Rubicon" that will allow either to prolong the course of reforms, or to setback and get a credibility gap among citizens and foreign partners. This was stated by Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Olexandr Saienko on air of the Freedom of Speech program on the ICTV channel.

    "We have created almost all necessary anti-corruption infrastructure. The officials sumbit their e-asset declarations. But what we can see? We hear about high-profile investigations, exposures, but no lawsuits! Hence, this raises the question of justice. But we see that lawlessness reigns within the country. And the decision on the anticorruption court can remedy the situation, return the trust of both the citizens and foreign investors", stressed the Minister.

    The top official accentuated that trust is a core prerequisite for all reforms - from the reform of education to fundamental changes in the economy.

    "It's impossible to pursue a reform course under a cloud", Olexandr Saienko said. "Lack of trust, first of all in the judiciary, creates big problems, primarily, in the economy."

    According to the Minister, today, the Cabinet of Ministers, as never before, is united in the need to pass a decision on an independent and transparent anticorruption court as one of the main elements of a policy of development of the state. That is why, to the opinion of Olexandr Saienko, an alternative to non-voting for the bill is the further destabilization of the situation.