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 IMF expects Ukraine authorities to amend anti-corruption court bill, pension reform, - spokesperson Rice

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the Ukrainian authorities to amend the bill on the high anti-corruption court for its second reading and revise the bill on pension reform.

IMF Director of the Communications Department Gerry Rice said said at a briefing in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 18, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"The letter that we have sent to the authorities expresses the staff's concerns about inconsistency of several provisions in the draft law with Ukraine's commitments under the [IMF's Extended Fund Facility] program and the Venice Commission's recommendations. We hope that the authorities will take these concerns from the IMF staff into account and that the bill will be amended between readings in parliament," he told a briefing Thursday.

According to him, creation of the anti-corruption court is the essential part of the cooperation program between Ukraine and the IMF.

He added that the Fund also expected changes to be introduced in Ukraine's pension reform.

"The pension law introduces some important provisions to modernize the pension system in Ukraine but also has some shortcomings that undermine incentives for people to work longer and their contribution to the system, and it doesn't fully ensure sustainable pension system, so we think a bit more work needs to be done there," he added.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3045258