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EU assists with cross-border investigation techniques in Ukraine

27.05.16

Criminal intelligence analysis, cooperation and information exchange with third parties, EU security policy cycle and operational support were among the topics discussed between senior experts from Europol and 25 detectives, prosecutors and investigators from Ukraine during a seminar organised by the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in the country’s capital Kyiv yesterday. The capacity-building activity on new level of cross-border investigation was held for the country’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and the Internal Affairs Ministry.

“Ukrainian law enforcement agencies can bring cross border investigation to the next level by establishing joint investigative teams with the involvement and assistance of Europol and Eurojust,” said EUAM Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor Clemens Mueller. “There is also an operational agreement expected to be signed between Europol and Ukraine, which will allow Ukraine to have enhanced access to information through Europol,” he added.

The EUAM was formally launched on 1 December 2014, with a mandate to support Ukrainian state agencies in the reform of the civilian security sector. The mission works towards achieving the sustainability of Ukrainian security services that will be able to deliver the rule of law and law enforcement, increase public confidence and trust, and ensure full respect for human rights.

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