The NABU representatives studied Finland's experience in combating corruption

21.12.2015 20:17
The National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine representatives took a study visit to Finland in order to learn about the work of Finland's law enforcement agencies. They had a chance to meet with representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Finland, the Prosecutor General's Office, the National Bureau of Investigations and the Customs Services of Finland etc. 
 
During their visit the NABU employees studied the intelligence information collecting tools and work of the law enforcement agencies dealing with tracing proceeds of corruption, terrorism financing schemes, seizing and confiscating proceeds of money-laundering; and examples of interdepartmental collaboration between police, customs services and boarder guard services in investigating corruption-related crimes.
 
The NABU Director Artem Sytnyk met with the Finland's Prosecutor General Matti Nissinen. The Director emphasized that “Ukrainian corruption-fighters were interested in learning about Finland's experience, as it was the country with one of the lowest levels of corruption”. 
 
“Interdepartmental collaboration between different law enforcement agencies is one of the key elements on the way to successful performance,” - pointed out Matti Nissinen. 
 
The study visit to Finland lasted from 13 to 19 December 2015 and was dedicated to effective practices of investigations and assets recovery. The visit was made possible by the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”.