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EU launches program to support graft combat in Ukraine

Johannes Khan described the program as "the most ambitious anti-corruption initiative".

EU launches program to support graft combat in Ukraine

The Anti-Corruption Initiative of the European Union (EUACI) with a total budget of 15.84mn euros, designed for three years, took off in Ukraine.

The EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Extension Johannes Khan described the program as "the most ambitious anti-corruption initiative" as he spoke to reporters in Kyiv on Thursday.

Within the framework of the project Ukrainian anti-corruption bodies will be provided with expert and IT support; a consultative council composed of international experts will be created in the parliamentary committee on fighting corruption; civil society and the media will be provided grants for anti-corruption activities.

The contribution of the European Commission is 14.5mn euros, Denmark – 1.34mn euros.

The allocation of funds for this program was announced last September.