The NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and his Deputy Anatoly Novak visited Romania on 21-23 September. The purpose of their visit was to exchange experience in preventing and fighting corruption.
A number of meetings were held with representatives of the National Anti-corruption Directorate, General Anti-corruption Directorate, the Department of Justice of Romania, the National Integrity Agency and other organisations.
The Romanian analogue of the NABU is the National Anti-corruption Directorate – a law enforcement agency responsible for exposing, investigating and prosecuting corrupt officials. Its forming lasted three years, and the first results could be seen on the fifth year.
Artem Sytnyk noted that forming of the NABU includes learning from the most successful experiences of the European countries, implementing mechanisms of transparency and openness, particularly in the sphere of selecting candidates for positions.
“Experience of Romania confirms that creating the National Bureau is an important step in combating corruption. I am sure that we will be able to show quality results in the near future,” - said the Bureau's Director.