Tymoshenko proposes creating independent anti-corruption bureaus in Ukraine

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Dec. 8, 2009, 5:55 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Cabinet of Ministers has proposed creating independent anti-corruption bureaus in Ukraine, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said. "We want, following the example of other countries, to set up special independent anti-corruption bureaus that will be involved in investigations, and bringing corrupt officials to account," she said while opening an extraordinary government meeting on Tuesday.

Tymoshenko said that the creation of such bureaus is stipulated in an anti-corruption policy strategy that is to be approved at the government meeting on Tuesday.

She said that bureaus should be separate structures independent of other government agencies.
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Anonymous Dec. 8, 2009, 8:35 p.m.    

Why hasn't she done this in the last 2.5 years?

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Anonymous Dec. 8, 2009, 9:06 p.m.    

Probably it will be a corrupt unti-corruptuion government agency as it will employ existing corrupt officals! Ukraien need help from outside to route out corruption.

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Anonymous Dec. 8, 2009, 9:28 p.m.    

Yulia is BIG on populist proposals and promises and even bigger on not fulfilling them. She has lied to the IMF on several occassions, raising payments on utilities, not increasing pensions...

Remember her promise to take away parliamentary deputies immunity from prosecution? Not a word. Despite politicians being the most corrupt group in society. She managed to close a whole casino industry in 3 days and put 60,000 people out of work, but won't touch her deputies immunity... Yulia's promise - you can take that to the bank, well a Ukrainian bank anyway

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 12:47 a.m.    

Actually, I think it was Yushenko who closed the casinos.

I wonder why Yushenko hasn't done more except talk about immunity and do his best to keep his immunity?

If you're questioning a Ukrainian bank, please note that they fall under Yushenko's jurisdiction.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 1:29 a.m.    

Yushchenko doesnt pass legislation, the RADA along with Byut does.

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Anonymous Dec. 9, 2009, 12:21 a.m.    

The closest proof we're likely to get that hair dye is, indeed, the most toxic substance human beings can slather on their scalps.

"Separate structures independent of other government agencies?" Directly accountable to...


The Prime Minister is seeking to hedge her bets. If she doesn't make President, she wants some PM-office counterweight to the Presidentially-appointed Prosecutor General envisaged by the Constitution.

She is settling in for a battle in the mud and blood post-election.

Rather than a new Hall of Mirrors, strip Rada Deputies of immunity. It would cost less, and accomplish more.

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