On Feb. 1, Denmark will start implementing the Anti-Corruption Initiative of the EU in Ukraine. Over the next three years, this country will help the Ukrainian government to fight corruption, the Foreign Minister of Denmark Anders Samuelsen wrote in the article posted on the official page of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Facebook. 120 million Danish kroner will be allocated for the initiative.
The total budget for the initiative is 16.34 million EUR. The EU will provide 15 million and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark – 1.34 million. These funds will be rendered to public authorities responsible for fight against corruption – the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption, the National Agency for Identification, Tracing and Management of Assets Derived from Corruption and other Crimes.
The initiative aims at promoting parliamentary oversight over the process of reforms. Also, the project should help the Verkhovna Rada to improve the strategic and regulatory framework through the establishment of the International Advisory Board of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on prevention and fighting corruption.
The initiative will involve the civil society and media into anti-corruption measures. It is also planned to cooperate with local authorities within the framework of the pilot project “Clean City” which should demonstrate the positive changes of a successful anti-corruption fight.
It should be recalled, that the Agreement on funding the Anti-Corruption Initiative of the EU in Ukraine was signed by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze and EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn on Nov. 24, 2016.