KIEV: Ukraine’s lawmakers on Wednesday put the brakes on a bill that has triggered concern from its Western allies for hampering anti-corruption efforts in the graft-riddled former Soviet republic.
The decision to rework a bill critics said was meant to protect top politicians and powerful business tycoons was made as an International Monetary Fund team met with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman in Kiev.
The National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has been highlighted by the IMF as a shining example of Kiev’s commitment to pursue fundamental changes demanded by pro-EU protesters who ousted a Russian-backed regime in 2014.
But NABU has faced stiff …read more
Source: The News International