Ex-NATO Secretary General: Functioning of e-declaration system in Ukraine is important step in fight against corruption
Former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has stated the introduction of a system of electronic declarations of income and assets of officials in Ukraine is "an important step" in the fight against corruption.
"Serious interest shown by both the people of Ukraine and on the part of thousands of officials, who filled e-declarations demonstrates a strong will to fight against corruption. Ukraine has made an important step to break with corruption and ensure clean and effective governance. Electronic declarations are of paramount importance, and the whole of Europe should pay attention to this and applaud this important step," the press service of the Rasmussen Global fund said citing the official.
Rasmussen said the system provides full public access to the assets and property of senior government officials and their family members, including President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and all members of the government, as well as people's deputies, judges, military officials and representatives of the National Bank of Ukraine.
"It's really a wonderful system, which is more advanced than in many Western countries," he said.
In late May 2016 Anders Fogh Rasmussen was appointed freelance advisor to Poroshenko.