On January 25, 2015, a law creating a new anti-corruption bureau entered into force. The Bureau will be empowered to investigate misconduct by high-level public officials. While Ukraine has seen its share of ineffective anti-corruption agencies, this one may be different, for three reasons:
- The law contains several provisions designed to ensure independence and transparency.
- The Bureau will have broad powers and resources, similar to those of a law enforcement agency.
- The government is clearly committed.