Under the aegis of the International Anticorruption Conference, held in Kyiv on 16 November 2015, the EU Project helped to organize a working meeting between Artem Sytnyk, Head of the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), and Paweł Wojtunik, the Head of the Central Anticorruption Bureau of Poland (CAB). The meeting was also attended by Mika Aalto, Key Expert on Prevention and Fight Against Corruption of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, and Maria Stogova, the Anticorruption Sector Manager of the EU Delegation to Ukraine (EUD).
The heads of Ukrainian and Polish anticorruption agencies discussed existing tasks and challenges in their work. Pawel Wojtunik spoke about lessons learned from experiences in Poland. He also presented the organization and structure of the CBA. Artem Sytnyk shared information about the ongoing reforms with regards to fight against corruption in Ukraine. Both sides agreed to enhance partnership with support of the EUD and EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”.
“Independence of the anti-corruption bureau is a factor of its successful work in Ukraine. Other important factors are political will to fight corruption and effective justice system,”– stressed Pawel Wojtunik.
“We welcome that NABU actively seeks links with similar anti-corruption bodies in order to build its institutional capacity. Therefore our role is to facilitate and support such important initiatives,” – said Mika Aalto.