Yanukovych Cronies Try Last-Ditch Effort to Dilute Ukraine’s Transparency Reforms

On March 15, Ukraine’s parliament passed an important anticorruption initiative that requires officials to file an electronic declaration listing their financial assets—meeting a requirement for visa liberalization. While Kyiv continues to fixate on President Petro Poroshenko’s new government, forty-eight Opposition Bloc MPs quietly appealed to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) to invalidate key provisions in the e-declaration law and the court began to consider the appeal on April 18. A strong e-declaration law remains in place for now, but reformers’ anticorruption agenda hangs in the balance.If this saga sounds familiar, it is. Parliament tried to water down the e-declaration …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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