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 Poroshenko praises work of National Bank regarding stabilization of situation in financial sector

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the European Business Association Forum "President and Business: Frank Dialogue".

Censor.NET reports citing the president's press office.

The head of state has informed national and foreign businessmen on practical steps in the implementation of reforms aimed at the renewal of the country in the framework of the Association Agreement with the EU.

According to the president, one of the most important steps is struggle against corruption is adoption of a package of anti-corruption laws, transparent election of Chairman of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, and establishment of the National Agency on Preventing Corruption, which is to start functioning by fall.

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Another important step is the implementation of judicial reform. A real step that will regain trust in the judicial power will be the introduction of open selection of judges, purification of the system from corrupt judges, abolition of their immunity. "We must substitute significant part of judicial staff and make punishment inevitable. We do not need judicial and deputy immunity in conditions of democracy," Petro Poroshenko emphasized.

The head of state is hopeful that the Supreme Council of Justice would hold its session and adopt respective decisions shortly.

The president has also highlighted the inevitability of "eliminating old corruption practices" in the tax sphere. "The authorities have been using tax pits for 20 years. Everyone knew that and everyone said that we can do nothing with it. I believe we can. And we will demonstrate that," the head of state noted.

"Staffing changes can take place in the Customs Service and other state bodies of various levels in case of improper performance of duties and abuse of office," the president said.

The head of state has praised the work of the National Bank of Ukraine regarding the stabilization of the situation in financial sector. According to him, the National Bank of Ukraine is working efficiently to purify the banking sphere and ensure transparent development of financial sector in order to attract long-term credit resources to the national economy.

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