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The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” continues to assist the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) by providing relevant skills to improve knowledge of international and EU instruments for investigation and tracing assets related to the crimes with connections abroad.

 As a part of this effort, on 14-18 December 2015, the EU Project organized a study visit to connect the NABU leadership with the Office of the Prosecutor General of Finland aimed at developing operational cooperation between the two institutions.

On 14 December, Artem Sytnyk, Director of NABU, met Matti Nissinen. the General Prosecutor of Finland. The meeting was facilitated by the anti-corruption experts of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” Mika Aalto and Petro Pavlychenko.

“The multiagency cooperation between different authorities is one of the key elements in order to succeed,”– stated Matti Nissinen

According to Artem Sytnyk: “Finland´s reputation as low corrupted country is well known and we are interested to study Finnish experience in combating corruption”.

“As part of our overall support to Ukraine’s efforts to fight against corruption, I am extremely pleased to contribute strategic cooperation between NABu and the General Prosecutor’s Office of Finland,” – said Mika Aalto, Key Expert of the EU Project.

 NABU delegation also established cooperation with corresponding departments of the officials of the Ministry of Justice of Finland and National Bureau of Investigation.

The information about the visit is also available at the NABU official website  


Mika Aalto, Artem Sytnyk and Matti Nissinen