Johannes Hahn stressed on the necessity to start work of the Anti-Сorruption Court as soon as possible

09.11.2018 00:00

A full start of the work of the High Anti-Corruption Court will be able to provide fair judgments in cases as of corruption crimes, pre-trial investigation of which conducted by the Detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). The Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn stressed it at the press briefing with the participation of the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on November 9, 2018, in Kyiv.

"First I would like to comment the NABU’s excellent work results. It managed to deliver despite well-known strong pressure against it. In particular, I would like to emphasize that hundreds of the NABU Detectives on a daily basis are doing very important and hard work. Both Ukrainian people and international community expect the quickly establish of the High Anti-Corruption Court. So the NABU’s cases can be dealt freely and effectively. Corrupt officials must be punished", said Johannes Hahn.

He also mentioned that is essential to ensure the independence and effective functioning of all anti-corruption institutions in Ukraine.

"I hope that due to the monitoring of international partners and public control, the High Anti-Corruption Court will be an independent institution that will be able to consider cases of top-level corruption and make judgments that society expects," said Artem Sytnyk.

The NABU Director thanked European colleagues for their support in establishing institutional capacity and ensuring the independence of the National Bureau.