Materials on 7 December 2017 year

  • NABU bill off agenda on Thursday The bill on giving parliament the right to dismiss the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau without an audit disappeared from Verkhovna Rada's agenda on Thursday. Heads…
  • IMF speaks up for NABU Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde urges the Ukrainian authorities and parliament to ensure the independence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and…
  • World Bank stands up for NABU One of the main creditors of Ukraine, the World Bank, is concerned about the events around the anti-corruption bodies in Ukraine. In a statement released on Thursday, the WB stated…
  • NABU: plan to destroy bureau underway The National Anti-Corruption Bureau is convinced that a "big plan" is being implemented aimed at the destruction of the NABU and the Specialized Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office…
  • Attacks on anti-graft agencies stain Ukraine - Nalyvaychenko The attacks on anti-corruption bodies: National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO), gross interference in the work…
  • Rada passes bill on domestic violence The Verkhovna Rada adopted the law On Prevention and Counteraction to Domestic Violence. The novelty, in particular, provides for the creation of a Unified State Register of Cases…
  • MP: rise in salaries economically ungrounded A former finance minister, MP Viktor Pynzenyk, has said that the growth of salaries laid down in the 2018 state budget is divorced from the economy. The lawmaker told reporters on…
  • Parliament dismisses head of anticorruption committee The Ukrainian parliament on 7 December dismissed opposition MP Yehor Sobolyev as head of the anticorruption committee. The decision was adopted by 256 MPs. Speaking to parliament,…
  • Avakov, Yatsenyuk, Parubiy discuss NABU row with US ambassador Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy discussed with the US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch a…
  • Parliament extends farmland sale ban by another year At its session on 7 December, parliament extended the ban on farmland sale by another year. The decision was backed by 236 MPs. MPs discussed eight alternative bills, all extending…
  • Parliament increases MP wages Parliament has increased the speaker's monthly wage to 12 subsistence minimums for able-bodies persons (19,200 hryvnyas, given the current subsistence minimum is 1,600 hryvnyas) while…
  • New MP registered in Ukrainian parliament On 7 December, the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) registered new MP Valeriya Zaruzhko. She replaced Andriy Artemenko, who was stripped of his MP mandate for holding foreign citizenship…