The Parliament adopted the anti-corruption strategy
The Parliament adopted the Law on the Principles of State Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2014 - 2017.
284 deputies voted for the decision.
Speaking about the law before the vote, the Prime Minister Yatsenyuk said that no amendments to this law had been made after the first reading. In his view, this proves a high quality of the document.
The Law provides in particular:
public financing of political parties on the basis of election results, in particular with the support of parties that are not represented in the Parliament, and reimbursement of campaign costs to parties that passed the electoral threshold in the amount established be the law,
determination of requirements on transparency of parties’ current financing, in particular through regular reporting, publishing of parties’ reports in accessible form with the details of the proceeds (including persons who have contributed to the financing of the party), costs and financial liabilities;
strict regulation of donations and gifts, setting limits on the amount of donations and gifts received by political parties;
determining the form and content of annual reports of parties; ensuring proper accounting of income, expenses, debts and assets, filing consolidated accounts;
introducing independent audit of current and election reports of parties by certified auditors;
establishment of an effective mechanism for monitoring compliance with the law on financing of political parties and electoral campaigns, investigation of violations and prosecuting perpetrators, establishment of the state body for this purpose that meets international standards of independence and efficiency.
Also, special anti-corruption commissions will be established at companies.
In addition, judges will have to undergo special audits on corruption.
The strategy will be coordinate by an authorized body.