Ukraine has already made the first step towards legislative regulation of lobbying, – the Head of the NACP during the meeting with the Head of the Special Investigation Service and the Chief Official Ethics Commission of Lithuania
Oleksandr Novikov, Head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP), together with Linas Pernavas, Head of the Special Investigation Service (STT), and Gediminas Sakalauskas, Head of the Chief Official Ethics Commission (COEC), discussed the importance of implementing anti-corruption educational projects, legislative regulation of lobbying, and the development of a compliance system in the public sector.
“Lithuania has major experience in implementing anti-corruption education. Ukraine is also confidently moving towards implementing educational initiatives, and we are ready to share best practices in this area. This will help build a strong, sustainable, and reliable society based on the principles of integrity and justice,” emphasized Oleksandr Novikov.
Lithuanian colleagues, for their part, supported Ukraine in implementing anti-corruption education and shared their experience in implementing lobbying legislation.
According to the NACP Head, Ukraine has already taken the first step towards legislative regulation of honest lobbying. He noted that such a tool can guarantee transparency in the political system of the state.
“The Law on Lawmaking recently adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament paves the way for the regulation of lobbying in Ukraine. This is a powerful step on our way to ensuring full transparency in political processes in the country. In these matters, we have also studied the practices of other countries, including the experience of Lithuania,” added the NACP Head.
The parties also discussed the importance of developing a compliance system in the public sector, emphasizing that it is a key tool for preventing corruption and ensuring ethical standards in public institutions and enterprises, as evidenced by the experience of Lithuania.
Representatives of the anti-corruption agencies of Ukraine and Lithuania agreed to strengthen cooperation and further exchange of experience in the identified areas.