EU supports legislative initiatives required for NABU’s efficient work - Hugo Mingarelli

22.09.2016 00:00
The European partners will continue to provide the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine with political and organizational support. In particular, the European Union will foster the elimination of legislative barriers, which might hinder the fight with corruption in Ukraine. This was stated by the EU Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Hugo Mingarelli during a meeting with the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk.
 
According to Artem Sytnyk, the NABU requires three main changes: the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court, the NABU's full authority to wiretap independently and the full launch of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption. 
 
"Firstly, we found that the judicial system is not prepared to consider the corruption cases that we investigate. Secondly, wiretapping of the corrupt officials with the help of other law enforcement bodies always decreases efficiency and provides the risk of the information leakage. We have been stressing on these issues for a long time, because we believe that on solving them we will obtain complete functional independence," Artem Sytnyk said.
 
Mr. Hugo Mingarelli and Mr. Artem Sytnyk also discussed the cooperation between the NABU and other Ukrainian law enforcement bodies as long as establishment of the efficient international cooperation.
 
It should be reminded that the initiative to grant the NABU with authority to wiretap independently and the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Court were also previously supported by the European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Kristian Jensen.