The FINANCIAL — A delegation from the Romanian National Anticorruption Directorate and the country’s Prosecutor’s Office visited the Ukrainian capital Kyiv last week to meet their colleagues from the newly established National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (SAPO).
During the three-day visit, facilitated by the European Advisory Mission in Ukraine (EUAM), the Romanian experts conducted an institutional and training needs assessment for these agencies, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.
The visit is part of a larger bilateral project funded by the Romanian government for ‘Strengthening the institutional capacity of Ukrainian judicial authorities to investigate corruption cases’. It foresees a set of trainings for detectives and analysts of NABU and specialised prosecutors of SAPO, EUAM said in a press release. Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies expressed an interest to learn about modern IT technologies and their use in investigations, work with under-cover agents, independent wiretapping, advanced data collection and analysis, and investigation of illicit enrichment. According to the EUAM, these topics will be integrated into the agenda of the forthcoming training activities that will take place this autumn in both Kyiv and Bucharest.
The EUAM was formally launched on 1 December 2014, with a mandate to support Ukrainian state agencies in the reform of the civilian security sector. The mission works towards achieving the sustainability of Ukrainian security services that will be able to deliver the rule of law and law enforcement, increase public confidence and trust, and ensure full respect for human rights.