Pension cuts for corrupted civil servants in Belarus

Pension cuts for corrupted civil servants in Belarus

Control over revenues and tighter accountability of officials are the main advantages of the law "On Combating Corruption", according to the Prosecutor General's Office. The document, which the President signed several days ago, primarily aims to prevent bribery. So, if the official has discredited himself at one place he will not be able to hold other important positions. Going to commit an offense, a civil servant risks retirement pensions. Among other innovations is establishment of the institute of public control to fight against corruption.

Igor Greibo, head of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Belarus to combat corruption and organized crime:
In fact, the Republic of Belarus since 2004 has been party to all major international conventions aiming to combat corruption. Our law includes all rules set out in these international treaties. If we assess the level of corruption-related crimes in the Republic of Belarus, it is at a low level compared to other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). This is confirmed by various social surveys, including those carried out by international organizations.