‘EU sent world stars in corruption fight to the advisory board’
This is what Yehor Sobolyev – chairperson of the parliamentary Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction said about the members of the International Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (IACAB). IACAB was assembled by the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine (EUACI). To formalize the establishment of IACAB and its future work with the Parliamentary committee, EUACI head Eka Tkeshelashvili and Yehor Sobolyev signed a memorandum of understanding on 8 September.
IACAB will assist Ukrainian Parliament to strengthen its strategic oversight of the implementation of anti-corruption reform. IACAB consists of top-notch European anti-corruption experts:
1. Carlos Castresana
2. Anca Jurma
3. Giovanni Kessler
4. Drago Kos
5. Martin Kreutner
6. Jens Madsen
7. Daniel Thelesklaf
‘I want to emphasize that this is not yet another monitoring mission, it’s a unique body that will assist reform implementation process, improvement of regulatory framework aimed at reducing corruption risks in Ukraine’ – said Eka Tkeshelashvili during the signing ceremony.