The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, is likely to finally adopt a package of laws on preventing and combating corruption in Ukraine the next parliamentary week, Oleksandr Yefremov, the Party of Regions faction chief, told reporters Thursday, UKRINFORM reported.

"This law has consolidated both a parliamentary majority and opposition, and all together we have efficiently worked on this bill. The main thing is that the law concerns virtually everyone. This document is aimed at combating corruption throughout the country. The proposed President's norms are rather stringent. Therefore, each MP who brought his amendments, and you know, that there are more than 400 such amendments, understands how the law should work. By the next reading we should take into account all the problematic nuances," the lawmaker emphasized.

According to Yefremov, one of the contentious issues in the document is a notion of "close relative" of an official. "I do not agree with the view that this notion should include only a husband or a wife, or those relatives with whom they live together. It is necessary to extend this notion, include children, grandchildren, grandparents in and so on," the MP added.

As reported, the parliamentarians have begun to consider the anti-corruption laws. Earlier, representatives of the parliamentary majority had expressed hope that the opposition would also vote for the bill.

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