EU to allocate 16 million euro for Ukraine to fight corruption
15:28, 16 September 2016

EU to allocate 16 million euro for Ukraine to fight corruption

Denmark provides funding for anti-corruption offices

15:28, 16 September 2016

The European Union decided to allocate 16 million euros for anti-corruption offices in Ukraine. European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said this during the meeting with the anti-corruption offices of Ukraine. Ukrayinski novyny reports this.

"EU made a decision to allocate about 16 million euros in the framework of the new initiative to fight corruption", he said.

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Hahn stressed that the funding is provided through the Danish government to support the anti-corruption offices in Ukraine.

According to the Ukrainian Parliament press service, the total budget of the assistance is 16.34 million euros. EU allocates 15 million, and the rest sum is from Danish government.

The funding will go to Ukrainian Parliament, nongovernmental organizations and media to fight corruption in the country.

Recall that Johannes Hahn visits Ukraine on September 14-16. He participated in the launching of the Ulead project in Vinnytsya and in the YES-2016 conference in Kyiv. 

The EU Commissioner also said that the issue of providing the visa-free regime with the European Union for Ukraine is on its final stage of processing.

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