The European Union has warned Parliament against dismissal Sobolev as head of the anti-corruption Committee

The European Union is concerned about the possibility of the resignation of Yegor Sobolev as head of the anti-corruption Committee of the Verkhovna Rada and the Ukrainian Parliament warns from his dismissal.

This was stated by the head of the European Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

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“We are concerned that the majority of the members of the Committee on combating corruption decided to recommend to Parliament the dismissal of the head of the Committee, Mr. Sobolev. I would like to encourage Parliament to think carefully before such recommendation will be voted in plenary meeting, taking into account the international concern about current events in the fight against corruption in Ukraine”, – he said.

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Hugues Mingarelli noted that in recent years anti-corruption Committee of the Parliament headed by Sobolev “made a very important and impressive work to assist in the creation of new bodies to combat corruption.” The Committee also helped to ensure that Ukraine the conditions for the implementation of the action plan on visa liberalization, the fight against corruption, according to the EU.

“Every citizen of Ukraine and the friends of Ukraine can be proud of these achievements,” – said the diplomat.

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Mingarelli warned against any derogation in the anti-corruption reforms, and urged to protect the new institutions such as NABOO.

“They must be given the space and resources to work to demonstrate results in the struggle with corrupt officials. An important role is played by Parliament and anti – corruption Committee,” he said.

The head of the EU delegation to Ukraine has warned that attempts to undermine the fight against corruption will be a setback to the reform process in Ukraine and will not go unnoticed.

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Recall, December 6 MP from the faction “Samopomich” Yegor Sobolev was dismissed from the post of Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on preventing and combating corruption. For this decision voted 12 deputies from the faction “Block of Petro Poroshenko”, “Revival”, “Opposition bloc”. Two abstained. Sobolev’s work was unsatisfactory. Further the decision will be submitted for consideration of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

  • corruption
  • the Verkhovna Rada
  • The European Union
  • Sobolev
  • Anti-corruption

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