On 17 September, 2019 the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine held a working meeting between the Academy’s scientists with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and consultancy company “Tana Copenhagen” with the issue to form the second stage of the European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine.
On the beginning of the meeting Director of the Institute of advanced training for prosecutors of the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine Valentyn NEDILKO in his welcome speech informed guests about the content of training and the organization of the educational process in the Academy.
The Head of the Organizational-to-analytical assurance and control Division of the Academy Oleh MAKARCHUK, head at the Department for advanced training of prosecutors on the prevention of corruption of the Institute of advanced training for prosecutors the Academy Zoia ZAHYNEI-ZABOLOTENKO, head at the department for international cooperation and communications, of the Academy Volodymyr PERSHYN and press-secretary of the Academy Olha TRONKO.
The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and consultancy company “Tana Copenhagen” was represented by the managing partner of the company “Tana Copenhagen” Erik BRYLD and also national consultant of the company “Tana Copenhagen” Iryna BEZVERKHA.
International experts presented the main directions of the second stage of the European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine, which aims to further develop the legal framework and strengthen international cooperation in the field of preventing and combating corruption.
A significant outcome of the working meeting was the discussion of further cooperation between the Academy with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark and the consulting company “Tana Copenhagen”, as well as reaching agreements on establishing cooperation with leading experts in the field of preventing and combating corruption.
Preventing corruption has been one of the key priorities for reform in Ukraine since 2014. Important positive results of the first phase of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine were: building key anti-corruption institutions (High Anticorruption Court); introduction of electronic asset declaration system and public procurement platform; support for “investigative media” whose activities are anti-corruption, etc.
The new phase of the initiative under the “EU Anti-Corruption Initiative Action Document in Ukraine (Stage II)”, approved in April 2019 by all EU Member States, builds on the results and conclusions obtained in the first phase, will continue to support prevention and prevention reforms corruption in Ukraine in the long run at both national and local levels. The second phase of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine will be implemented with the support of the financial support of the Kingdom of Denmark, as well as the Member States of the European Union, the United States of America, Canada etc.