A new session of negotiations with the IMF and the Venice Commission were not successful.
On the evening of Tuesday, may 22, talks between speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy with representatives of the International monetary Fund (IMF) and the Venice Commission on the details of the bill on the anti-corruption court were unsuccessful.
According to sources, was not resolved a key issue that required negotiation with international partners – namely the veto of Council of international experts .
In particular, as reported by several members of the Committee for legal policy, which is to meet for the approval of agreements with international partners, they had not received any reports of the meeting of the Committee or any decisions following the results of negotiations with the IMF.
May 21, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on legal policy approved a bill to create an anti-corruption court to transfer it for consideration on second reading.
Recall that the international monetary Fund (IMF) said earlier that the key conditions for the allocation of tranche of the loan is the adoption of the law on the anti-corruption court, as well as the fulfillment of the promises on bringing gas prices to market levels.
So, on 23 December 2017 in the Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law Poroshenko On the anti-corruption court.
Later the European Union (EU) criticized the President’s bill, because it contradicts the promises of Kiev and the recommendations of the Venice Commission.
The IMF also criticized the bill, arguing that some provisions compatible with the obligations of Ukraine under the program of cooperation with the Fund.
IMF comments, related to the procedure of selection of judges, the provisions of the law aimed at the inhibition of the creation of the anti-corruption court, as well as on the court’s jurisdiction. Only the IMF has made nine observations of the system.
In addition, the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch stated that after registration of the draft law on anti-corruption court in Parliament, it must be included in the agenda and to consider the recommendations of the Venice Commission.
Note that the EU Ambassador in Ukraine Hugh Mingarelli said that Ukraine needs to create an anti-corruption court before the presidential election.
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