21 January 2018, Sunday, 11:16

Officials will be prohibited from having foreign accounts


Public servants will be prohibited from having accounts in foreign banks and engage in entrepreneurial activities.

Such a regulation is a part of the draft law “On fight on corruption”, published on Tuesday for public discussion, Interfax reports.

According to the draft law, “a public officer is not in the right to have accounts in foreign banks, expect for the purpose of carrying out state functions in foreign states and other cases foreseen by legislation”.

The draft law also suggests to forbid officials to “engage in entrepreneurial activities in person or via other people, provide assistance to a spouse, close relatives or other relatives in their entrepreneurial activities, by the use of their public office position”.

Apart from that, according to the draft law, public servants will be prohibited from “carrying out job-related directions and orders of a political party or any other public association, of which they are members, with the exception of parliament members of the House of Representatives and the members of the Council of the Republic, municipal parliament members”.

“A state public officer is obliged to terminate their political party membership, of according to the legislation carrying out state functions is incompatible with belonging to a political party”, - the draft law says.