Consideration of anti-corruption bills

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 13:30

The Parliament of Ukraine during the morning sitting adopted Bill No. 7066 on Privatization of State Property in the first reading with 258 votes in favor. Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy named this bill anti-corruption.

After that, MPs failed to recall Bill No. 6011 on Anti-Corruption Courts from the session’s agenda. There were 192 and 196 votes only. Speaker said that will ask MPs at the evening sitting to consider this recall again. “The Venice Commission appealed to the Verkhovna Rada to recall Bill on Anti-Corruption Courts from the session’s agenda. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko yesterday delivered a speech on it. We have a consolidated position to recall the bill” – said Andriy Parubiy.

However, during the evening sitting after passing the Bill No. 4738-d on Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Public Procurement" and some other laws of Ukraine on the monitoring of procurement, the Speaker also named this bill anti-corruption one, MPs failed again to recall Bill No. 6011 on Anti-Corruption Courts from the session’s agenda. At this time, only 161 MPs voted in favor. Speaker said that later he will conduct negotiations with factions and groups leaders on this issue.

The above-mentioned Draft Resolution No. 3119 amending the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "On the election of the heads, first deputies, deputy chairmen, secretaries, members of the committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the eighth convocation and the election of the chairman, first deputy, deputy chairman, secretary and members of the Special Control Commission of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on privatization issues" was adopted as final with 255 votes ‘for’.