The European Union (EU) is ready to support reforms in Ukraine, including anti-corruption iniatives. At the same time, frequent attempts to undermine the independence and effectiveness of the newly created anti-corruption agencies, in particular, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) are of concern. This was stressed by the Commissioner of the European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn at the presentation of the European Union’s Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine (EUACI) program which took place on June 1, 2017.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) will strengthen cooperation with the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the executives of the ICAC agreed on this when the Bureau visited Hong Kong.
Thanks to the work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) the activities of State Enterprises have become more transparent. Thus, the effectiveness of the state assets use efficiency is increasing. This was underlined by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the meeting with the representatives of the Special Investigation Service (STT) on March 27, 2017.
Diplomatic missions of Italy have supported the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) on providing the Bureau with necessary powers of investigation and on the need to establish the Specialized Anti-Corruption Court. This was stressed by Italian Ambassador in Ukraine Davide La Cecilia at the meeting with the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk on February 22, 2017.
Functional independence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is key to progress in the fight against corruption in Ukraine. This was stated by the representatives of International Monetary Fund, Thanos Arvanitis (European Department Deputy Director) and Ron Van Rooden (Chief of the IMF mission to Ukraine).
Instructors from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a 10-days training course “Special weapon and tactics in high risk operations” for the NABU special forces. The close-up meeting, held on June 22 at the NABU, was attended by the representatives of the Law Enforcement Affairs Section of the US Embassy Kyiv, FBI instructors and the NABU top management.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine. The Memorandum is aimed at deepening parties’ cooperation for implementation of the anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine.