Cabinet of Ministers appoints acting head of Ukraine's anti-graft agency

21:58, 20 October 2019
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The relevant decision was made at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Sunday, October 20, according to the Ukrainian government portal.

"This is to assign temporarily the execution of the duties of the head of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption to Natalia Vasylivna Novak," reads the statement.

UNIAN memo. Natalia Novak was born in 1955. She graduated from Kyiv's Taras Shevchenko National University and Interregional Academy of Personnel Management (IAPM). Novak was elected three times a deputy of Kyiv City Council. She also served as deputy head of Vitaliy Klitschko's UDAR parliamentary fraction.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on October 16, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law to amend certain legislative acts of Ukraine on ensuring the effectiveness of the institutional mechanism for prevention of corruption (No. 140-IX). The law changes the NAPC's management structure from collegial to sole one. The document envisages that NAPC head shall be appointed by the Cabinet of Ministers based on an open competition rather than by the president.

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