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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hardly surprising results in the 2012 Corruption Perception Index given that the President’s “National Anti-Corruption Committee” hasn’t met for over a year, a law has removed a third of public procurement from tender procedure, and more …
As feared, Volodymyr Derkach, one of the leaders of the protest by Donetsk Chornobyl clean-up workers in 2011 and candidate in a single-mandate electoral district during the last elections, is facing criminal proceedings in a case with very worrying features
The public spending watchdog Nashi Hroshi [Our Money] reports that the High Council of Justice has entered into another contract with the only bidder being Masterbud and without any detail about the work required
Despite the crisis and reduction in social benefits, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has decided to increase funding for its official apparatus and has created new services. Expenditure on the government is increasing together with the country’s debts.