29 Jan 2024 10:56

Denmark to allot 60 mln kroner for Ukraine's fight against corruption under EUACI

MOSCOW. Jan 29 (Interfax) - Denmark will allot 60 million kroner ($8.75 million) to support Ukraine's fight against corruption under the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), Ukrainian media said, citing the Danish Foreign Ministry.

Denmark has been in charge of EUACI since 2016. Danish Foreign Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen voiced support for the program's third stage while visiting Ukraine at the end of last week,

"Ukraine has made significant progress in the fight against corruption. But there is still room for improvement, and it is vital for Ukraine's EU dream that we help it achieve its goals," the Danish Foreign Ministry's press service quoted Rasmussen as saying.

The EU contributes over 70 million kroner to the next stage of the program, in addition to almost 60 million kroner from Denmark, it said.

In particular, the program aims to promote transparency and honesty in the reconstruction of Nikolayev through close cooperation with the mayor and his team.

The ministry said that Rasmussen announced Denmark's support for the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative at a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba. The ministers met in Nikolayev, the restoration of which is a special responsibility of Denmark, last Friday.