IFES Comment on Draft Law 2336 “On amending certain legislative acts of Ukraine on the prevention and counteraction of political corruption”
IFES Ukraine has prepared a comment on Draft Law 2336 that introduces changes to the current regulation of political finance. It was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on October 29, 2019, by MPs from “Holos” and “Batkivshchyna” parliamentary factions.
The draft law offers reasonable solutions to important problems related to private funding and financial reporting of political parties that are in line with previous IFES recommendations, including:
- Simplification of the procedure for making donations to political parties by allowing the use of online banking;
- Lifting the ban on donations to parties by private companies owned by deputies of local councils and people with tax debt; and,
- Introducing provisions necessary for the establishment of an electronic financial reporting system for political parties.
The draft law is a step in the right direction but it does not address other important gaps and issues in the legal framework for political finance in Ukraine. It is, among others, important if the draft law is adopted into law that similar changes regarding campaign finance are introduced into all elections laws to harmonize the rules governing party and campaign finance.
For more details, please see the link to the IFES Comment below.