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Ukrainian president signs anti-corruption laws


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed anti-corruption laws – on the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, on preventing corruption, on the principles of state anti-corruption policy in Ukraine (Anti-Corruption Strategy) for 2014-2017, and on the introduction of amendments to some legislative acts on determining the final beneficiaries of legal persons and public figures, the presidential press service has reported.
The president-proposed law on the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine foresees the creation of a special state law enforcement agency whose task is to prevent criminal corruption offenses committed by senior officials that pose a threat to national security.
The law on preventing corruption envisages comprehensive reform of the system on combating corruption in line with international standards and good practices of foreign countries. In particular, it is planned to create a national commission on preventing corruption.
The law on the introduction of amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine on determining the final beneficiaries of legal persons and public figures establishes a mechanism for identifying an individual – final beneficiary of legal persons, as well as a mechanism of free access to the State Register of Rights to Immovable Property.
The law on the principles of state anti-corruption policy in Ukraine (Anti-Corruption Strategy) for 2014-2017 envisages a set of priority measures aimed at reducing the level of corruption in Ukraine and forming the basis for further anti-corruption reforms.
These documents were approved by the Verkhovna Rada on October 14.

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