States that have a common border should work together to combat smuggling, which cause damage to the budgets of each of them. This was stated by the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) Artem Sytnyk on June 4, 2019, at the seminar “International Co-operation in Preventing and Fighting Corruption at Borders”.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is the first law enforcement agency in Ukraine and one of the first law enforcement agencies in Europe and the world, which confirmed the full compliance of its anti-bribery management systems with the requirements of the international standard ISO 37001:2016. The NABU received the corresponding Certificate in April 2019.
The system of Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies needs to be improved in order for it to work better. This was a topic of public discussion "The NABU, the SAPO, the ARMA — achievements and challenges". The event was held in Kharkiv on January 23, 2019.
September 23, 2018 – The first anti-corruption opinion festival DumkoFest.Anti-Сorruption took place in the Kyiv Taras Shevchenko Park. The festival is organized by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), with the organizational and financial support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine and the EU Anticorruption Initiative in Ukraine.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) at the Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice Supreme Court of Cassation of Romania (Direcţia Naţională Anticorupţie, DNA) will strengthen cooperation in the area of detection and investigation of corruption offenses. The relevant Memorandum was signed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk and the Chief Prosecutor of the DNA Laura Codruța Kövesi at a working meeting in Bucharest on September 7, 2017.
On August 28-29, 2017, with the support of the European Union's Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine (EUACI) program the representatives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) were studying the experience of Lithuanian law enforcement agencies in investigating corruption crimes as of the facts of illegal enrichment. The Ukrainian delegation met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who emphasized on importance of anti-corruption reform for the future of Ukraine.
On July 28, 2017, the Territorial Office of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine was opened in Kharkiv. The address of Kharkiv Territorial Office, where an appeal office works, is Moskovsky Prospekt, 140, Kharkiv. Later on the workplaces for the Detectives and the prosecutors of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAPO) will be equipped.
The support of the internationals partners of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in the pre-trial investigations and of ensuring of the functional independence is very important. This was stressed by the NABU Director Artem Sytnyk at the first meeting of the Supervisory Board of the European Union’s Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine (EUACI) on June 22, 2017.
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.