Yehor Soboliev reported on 2 years of work: We have passed a number of “revolutionary laws”

“Samopomich” Union faction MP, Yehor Soboliev, who heads the Anti-Corruption Committee, presented to the public a report on his activities in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of VIII convocation.
“I think the most important is the law on property transparency. We do not have proper courts now, real anti-corruption bodies – such as the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office – are just emerging. Nevertheless, the transparency – when journalists, social activists and just active citizens can “dig” what officials and deputies possess – is a powerful anti-corruption step,” said Yehor Soboliev.
According to him, this was this Parliament that changed the article of the Criminal Code on “Illegal enrichment” in Ukraine, and now these are officials who have to prove that their property is legitimate. While earlier the law enforcement had to prove that the property was illegal, and it was very difficult. Also Anti-Corruption Bureau’s employees were provided with high salaries, which predetermines independence of this body.
“We scrutinize each and every bill. According to the recent data, we have found corruption regulations in 297 bills; none of them eventually became laws. Our Committee gathers every week and we honestly discuss how anti-corruption laws are implemented or are not implemented,” adds the MP.
Yehor Soboliev participated in the sessions of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, which was trying to abolish the law on power cleansing. He was also a co-author of the decommunisation law.
“And one more thing – this is the work with voters, representation of ​​people. I had 43 official receptions and meetings, and a lot more informal ones. This is often a difficult work, because you meet people in despair. And you often realize that even millions of deputies’ requests won’t help solve the issue, although there are cases when they do help.
Altogether I wrote 4, 517 parliamentary requests. Even so, I should have written many more. I need to work more in this direction,” said the MP, adding that it is important that people monitor the work of MPs, and that the latter provide information about their activities not only before elections.

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