The parliament has adopted a new legal tool in order to stop corruption among civil servants and politicians. The new law establishes the transparency of bank account of public officials. In order to get this law approved the EU offered Ukraine the carrot of a free visa regime as an incentive. Up to one million people could be required to use the new form to declare their income statements.
The establishment phase of NABU is a key step in fighting corruption and in overall Ukrainian reform process. One of the means through which the EU funded project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” has contributed to the establishment of the Analytical Unit within NABU is provision of international expertise on intelligence analysis with the purpose of supporting the operationalization of the Unit, as essential instrument in corruption investigations and decision making process.
Due to the support of the United Kingdom, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine analysts had the opportunity to gain experience from top experts in financial intelligence, anti-corruption and money laundering, Director of the Bureau Artem Sytnyk said.