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Foreign lenders mull supplementing civil servant salaries to decrease corruption

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April 25, 2014, 1:08 a.m. | Ukraine — by Vladyslav Golovin

Activists burn an effigy during a performance near parliament on April 11 organized by Maidan protesters to support the adoption of the law “on creating a national service for the fight with corruption.”
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Vladyslav Golovin

Vladyslav Golovin was editor for entrepreneurship in Forbes Ukraine from 2011 till 2013. He has experience in TV, daily and weekly newspapers. In 2010 and 2012 he participated in Thomson Reuters training courses. In the beginning of November he resigned from Forbes with a lot of his colleagues in a protest against censorship from new owner - Serhiy Kurchenko.

Some of Ukraine’s underpaid cadre of civil servants might get bonuses from international finance institutions to reduce the temptation of taking bribes. According to Ukrainian Tax Service chief Ihor Bilous, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is exploring the idea of setting up a fund that would provide officials with additional pay. 

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