Parliamentarians’ secrecy regarding income given judicial OK

The District Administrative Court in Kyiv, under Judge Arina Lytvynova, upheld the refusal by the Verkhovna Rada Office to provide members of the public with copies of MPs’ income declarations | detail

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Even milked down attempt to reign in MPs’ appetites shelved

The authors propose removing the right to free travel on public transport (minimal cost and largely theoretical), but have changed their mind about fining MPs for missing parliamentary sessions or committee meetings without good reason | detail

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Vast majority say corruption has increased a lot over last two years

According to Transparency International’s Coordinator for Post-Soviet Countries, Ukraine’s government is fighting corruption in word alone. She says that it has not undertaken any serious reform in recent years and simply makes promises which the public has stopped believing. | detail

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Ukrainian Mines becoming even more dangerous

The State Industrial Inspectorate has seen a sharp increase in the number of safety infringements on mines, with private mines, including those owned by Akhmetov, which are profit-making being the worst offenders | detail

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PACE unimpressed by Ukraine’s efforts to fight corruption

Mailis Reps, the author of the Resolution told the Deutsche Welle Ukrainian Service that although Yanukovych made the fight against corruption one of the slogans in his presidential campaign, there has been no particular progress over the last few years. | detail

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Parliament refuses to reduce President’s and own perks

On Tuesday the Verkhovna Rada was unable to cancel lifelong pay, State dachas and medical care for former Heads of State; the perks previously received by Verkhovna Rada Speakers; or restrict MPs’ pension benefit | detail

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The Minimalist Approach to Fighting Corruption

On Tuesday Ukraine’s parliament adopted a law on implementing State anti-corruption policy, and rejected two draft bills aimed at strengthening that same anti-corruption policy | detail

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President’s Administration pays rent to shadowy firm behind Mezhyhirya

During 2012 the President’s Administration paid 100 thousand UAH to Tantalit - a firm believed to have links with the Yanukovych family - for renting an office for Viktor Yanukovych in the latter’s sumptuous residence at Mezhyhirya. | detail

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Those in power declare modest earnings, flaunt expensive watches

Oleksy Khmara from Transparency International in Ukraine believes the President’s "royalties" for non-existent publicaitons, as well as the entire business of Yanukovych’s elder son may be about trying to legalize income | detail

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“Travelling parliament” laws get Presidential OK

The President’s decision to sign the laws comes after a number of commentators, including the head of Transparency International Ukraine were entirely blunt about the consequences of this travelling show for Ukraine’s dismal record on fighting corruption | detail

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Anti-corruption measures don’t apply to most corrupt areas

The Justice Ministry has stated that the losses from corruption last year came to nearly 1.8 billion UAH. Experts believe that the real figures are many times greater and point to the inadequate anti-corruption legislation | detail

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Strictly confidential corruption

Justice Minister Lavrynovych has defended the secret nature of the Unified State Register of Persons Guilty of Corruption Offences making it just about as useful a weapon against corruption as the inactive National Anti-Corruption Commission under the President | detail

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High Court sees no problem with travelling opposition-less parliament

The High Administrative Court on Friday has found that the “Verkhovna Rada” which held a meeting on 4 April on Bankova St and not in the Verkhovna Rada buildings to which opposition MPs were not admitted was able to pass laws | detail

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Donetsk lawyer goes to court over “travelling Verkhovna Rada” decisions

Roman Doludaryov is particularly concerned by the changes involving billions made to the 2013 State Budget by the ruling majority at a meeting which opposition MPs were stopped from attending | detail

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Dodgy „parliament”, dodgy laws

During blackouts, looters grab their chance. During any high-profile events or disturbances in Ukraine, it’s all too often parliament that needs to be closely watched | detail

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An Anti-Corruption Programme for the record

Transparency International Ukraine has warned that the 2011-2015 State Anti-Corruption Programme worth 820 million UAH is virtually not being implemented | detail

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Wage arrears cross the billion mark

According to the State Statistics Service, in February Ukrainians were owed more than 1.1 billion UAH in unpaid wages. Since the beginning of the year arrears have risen by 23.4% | detail

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They’re stalling anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine

This was the title of a civic protest by Transparency International in Ukraine and other NGOs angry at the stalemate over the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and State Programme on Preventing and Countering Corruption | detail

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Shadow Procurement: the first figures

Six months after a scandalous law which removes state enterprises from the tender system, the civic watchdog “Nashi Hroshi” [“Our Money”] reports that the amounts of public funding now unaccounted for has risen sharply | detail

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Nothing to say about Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Committee

Over the three years since it was created, the Committee has effectively done nothing. Far from one fifth of its members being from NGOs, the one civic representative left in August 2011 in protest at Yanukovych’s signing of a law removing around a third of public procurement from tender procedure | detail

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