11:02 Sep. 24, 2016
e-declaration system enables the Ukrainian anticorruption authorities to act more effectively
Completing the first stage of e-declarations submission is an important step for Ukraine's anti-corruption activities, Charge d'Affaires of the EU Delegation has said.
"The effective use of the e-declaration system provides an important tool to enhance public accountability of state officials and public trust towards them", he added.
Ensuring the sustainability of the system and the integrity of the existing anti-corruption legislation by the authorities is also crucial, a senior EU official claims.
"The successful launch of the system should now be followed by its effective and uninterrupted functioning. The important stage of verification of submitted e-declarations now starts. The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption must be able to operate fully independent, free of any political interference. It must be given the necessary means to carry out its important functions in relation to the verification of the information submitted in the declarations," he said.
The EU remains committed to supporting the Ukrainian authorities in their fight against corruption, he added.
The first stage of the submission of e-declarations by senior government officials and parliament members for 2015 in Ukraine ended on October 30.