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 NACP’s roadmap for e-declarations scrutiny jeopardizes anti-corruption efforts, Justice Minister Petrenko says

E-declarations verification procedure drafted by the National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP) is contrary to the Constitution of Ukraine and common sense.

As reported by Censor.NET, Ukraine's Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said on air of Channel 5.

According to the minister, NACP is the only governmental agency still unable to find a common ground with the Ministry of Justice.

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Petrenko said that the agency had to develop a roadmap for verification of the income statements filed by the officials back in 2016. According to the minister, the NACP started developing this document almost under the seal of secrecy late last year, ignoring the Justice Ministry's proposal to assist in it.

The justice minister said that the drafted document was contrary to the Constitution and common sense.

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"I cannot sign such an illegitimate document that might place in jeopardy all the efforts to fight against corruption. We explained it to our colleagues, asked them to revise it taking into account our comments. Instead, the NACP sent the same document with minor amendments to the Ministry of Justice after two days of staged discussions. We were forced to return it for further review," Petrenko said.

As reported, the NACP approved the updated procedure for verification of officials' lifestyle monitoring and income statements on Jan. 12, 2017.

The Justice Ministry said Jan. 19 that the National Agency for Corruption Prevention (NACP) ignored the comments of the ministry experts regarding officials' lifestyle monitoring and e-declarations scrutiny procedure.

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