President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed laws necessary for the establishment of the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union.
The President submitted the laws for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada as urgent. The Parliament adopted them on February 18, 2016. The main purpose of the laws is to ensure the fulfillment of anti-corruption criteria necessary for the abolition of the visa regime with the EU, particularly seizure of property and procedures of the institute of special confiscation, the activity of the National Agency of Ukraine for Detection, Search and Management of Assets Derived from Corruption and Other Crimes, as well as the functioning of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.
Consultations on the law on electronic declarations are being continued with the European Commission in order to elaborate possible amendments. The President believes these amendments would meet the best European practice.
The Head of State calls for an immediate appointment of the composition of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption and its proper functioning.