IMF demands that Kyiv passes law allowing creation of anti-corruption court

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) continues to insist that Ukrainian authorities adopt legislation for an anti-corruption court in accordance with the obligations of a country under the EFF (Extended Fund Facility) cooperation program, as stated by Gerry Rice, an official representative of the IMF, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“At the request of the Ukrainian authorities, an expert group from the IMF visited Kyiv to discuss technical issues of the reforms envisaged by the EFF program, including the draft law on an anti-corruption court. Following the visit, the group of experts said that further efforts are needed to implement the deferred measures necessary to achieve the program's goals, including those in the energy and fiscal sectors, as well as those concerning adoption of anti-corruption legislation,” said Rice during a briefing in Washington. According to him, negotiations with authorities in Ukraine are continuing.

But arrival date of the IMF mission in Kyiv to consider the next revision of the EFF program has not yet been determined.

Earlier, Ukrainian Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said that during the visit to Kyiv, the IMF expert groups were able to make progress in all areas.

The Cabinet anticipates that the amount of the fourth tranche of the IMF will be $1 billion. The money will be sent to the reserves of the National Bank.

  IMF, anti-corruption court, Ukraine