Serhiy Berezenko, the Deputy Head of Petro Poroshenko Bloc’s parliamentary faction, told journalists that the only issue left unresolved with the West is the matter of the Public Council of International Experts’ authority.
“There were disagreements over 14 issues, which our international partners had questions about,” Berezenko stated. “We managed to agree on 13 of the 14 amendments. Today, there is one more unresolved issue left.”
Berezenko specified that the issue of the Public Council of International Experts’ authority remains unresolved.
“It is about the expert council, the issue of the veto by international experts,” he stated. “It is of great concern because this issue should be harmonized with the Constitution. The Constitution prohibits foreigners from influencing such decisions. The Deputy hopes that on May 16, the Committee will be able to consider all amendments on legal policy and justice, and that the draft law concerning the Anti-Corruption Court will be considered in the session hall in the near future.”
It was previously reported that the First Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy and Justice, MP Leonid Yemets, stated that the draft law concerning the Anti-Corruption Court will barely be ready for consideration at next week’s second reading.
At the conciliation board on Monday, Andriy Parubiy, the Chairman of Verkhovna Rada, tasked the relevant Committee to prepare the Anti-Corruption Court draft law in time to be considered next week.