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 EU, Denmark to launch 16M-euro program to support fight against corruption in Ukraine

The EU and Denmark announce a major program to support fight against corruption in Ukraine

As reported by Censor.NET citing the press office of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

On Sept. 16, 2016, Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen will announce a new program designed to provide significant support to all Ukrainian Anti-Corruption institutions.

The support will be provided in form of advice, trainings and capacity building, as well as material support in form of IT equipment and software. The program will be implemented by the Danish Development Cooperation Agency (DANIDA) with the support of the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM)

Over 16 million euros program will be announced after the joint meeting with the leadership of Ukraine's anti-corruption institutions and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Anti-Corruption Committee.

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Background Information:

The new anti-corruption institutions have been established and have started their work, while substantial re-enforcement is still needed. This program will provide the necessary support for these institutions.

Support will be also offered both to the Ukrainian Parliament in exercising their oversight of those bodies; as well as to the civil society and media, in their role as watchdogs.

The program will be implemented by the Danish Development Cooperation Agency DANIDA, supported by the EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM), which have extensive experience in managing projects in the area of good governance in Ukraine.

DANIDA and EUAM will involve other EU Member States, in particular from Central and Eastern Europe, in the implementation of the program and avail itself of their wide experience and expertise in this area.

Overall budget of the program is 16.34 million euros of which 15 million euros is EU contribution and rest contribution of Kingdom of Denmark.

 
 
 
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