29 Dec 2023 16:43

Ukrainian govt proposes reforming Economic Security Bureau to Verkhovna Rada

MOSCOW. Dec 29 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has proposed a reform of the Economic Security Bureau to the Verkhovna Rada, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said.

"The government has proposed rebooting the Economic Security Bureau. We're adopting a relevant bill and forwarding it to the Verkhovna Rada," Ukrainian media outlets said, citing Shmygal as saying at a meeting of the government on Friday.

In particular, the proposals included enabling only the Economic Security Bureau and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau to raise the question of conducting inspections of financial and economic activities of businesses regardless of their forms of ownership.

It was also proposed to exclude the National Police and the Ukrainian Security Service from the list of state financial control bodies.

"We're proposing a new procedure of the election of the director of the Economic Security Bureau. We're involving our international partners in this process. These changes are aimed at the strengthening of the rule of law and the improvement of the investment climate in Ukraine," the prime minister said.