Rapporteur’s visit to Ukraine focuses on corruption as a governance regime

Michele Nicoletti (Italy, SOC), rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), will conduct a fact-finding visit to Kyiv on 19-20 January, in the context of the preparation of his report on “Corruption as a governance regime: a barrier to institutional efficiency and progress”.

This visit is part of a global fact-finding mission covering different European geographical areas and aims to examine, in particular, best practices in fighting corruption as well as the role of anti-corruption bodies in fighting the corruption of high level officials.

In Kyiv, the rapporteur is due to meet the Speaker of the Parliament, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Chairperson of the Committee on Fight against corruption and representatives of political fractions.

Meetings are also scheduled with the Head of the Odesa Regional Administration, Mikheil Saakachvili, the Prosecutor General and representatives of the Anti-Corruption Bureau, the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption, international organisations, NGOs, journalists and the international community.

Mr Nicoletti will meet the press on Wednesday 20 January at 5 pm at the Council of Europe Office in Kyiv (8 Illinska street, 7 entrance, 6th floor).