EU Ambassador Tombinski on recently adopted laws by Verkhovna Rada (19/02/2016)

I welcome the adoption in the second reading of the legislation on asset recovery and management office (4056), on assets seizure and special confiscation (4054) and on prosecution (4055). We very much acknowledge the hard work of all those who contributed to this result.

The completion of these efforts would require that the Law on e-declarations (3755) is brought in line with international standards in order to ensure an effective and comprehensive system of verification of asset declarations.

The nomination of the remaining members of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption should be finalized with no further delay in order to make the Agency fully operational in the first quarter 2016.