Posts Tagged ‘ transparency ’

Maidan reveals Ukrainian Parliament’s expenditures. What were they hiding from people?

Jun 3rd, 2011 | By
Only 3 MPs present on Parliament's session

The analysis of information obtained raises questions about Parliament’s spending. Due to different yearly reports format it’s impossible to tell why Parliament’s expenditures had raised 17% or 116 millions from 2009 to 2010. One of component of this raise is reconstruction of one of Parliament’s building priced 8 times higher than market prices for similar works.

Chornobyl: A Global Issue

Apr 29th, 2011 | By

Chornobyl became a global issue from day one, even though the Soviet  authorities issued a short statement about the accident only two days later, after radiation levels set off alarms at a nuclear power plant in Sweden. Even then, the Kremlin in Moscow did not give any details concerning this disaster and attempted to conceal its magnitude, which created general apprehension and uncertainty in the world.

Chornobyl’s destructive power, which swiftly transcended European borders, made the international community realize that immediate access to honest, accurate and consistent information is a global right, and its timely dissemination – an obligation to which nations are now held responsible in the all-important arena of public opinion. During his visit of the Chornobyl site six days ago, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki‑moon pushed for new international standards that would hold countries accountable for nuclear safety and stressed the need for “full transparency.”