: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Parliament votes for creation of anti-corruption bureau


Ukrainian lawmakers have adopted at first reading a draft law on the system of specially authorized entities in combating corruption.
A total of 278 MPs voted for this decision on Tuesday, Ukrinform’s correspondent reported.
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Oleksandr Turchynov said that presidential bill No. 5085 would be the first issue considered on October 14. The speaker expressed hope that it would be finally adopted on October 14.
Alternative bills (No. 5125) from Svoboda and (No. 5125/1) from Batkivschyna were not considered, because they were filed late last night and this morning and were not discussed at a meeting of the concerned parliamentary committee.
The speaker noted that the presidential bill would get proposals from these two factions, a consensus would be reached and that an important bill establishing a national anti-corruption bureau would be adopted next week.

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