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CoE and EU support measures to counter money laundering and financing of terrorism in Ukraine

CoE: The European Union and Council of Europe are extending the Partnership for Good Governance programme to help strengthen human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.Its budget is 17.5mn EUR, it will run from 2019 to 2021.

The 1st phase of the programme has been running from 2015 to 2018. Examples of results achieved so far include the following: training judges, lawyers, prosecutors and prison staff in Ukraine on human rights, anti-discrimination and ethics.Full details about all the projects, completed and ongoing, inUkraine during the 1st phase of the programme, can be found here  including an infographic.

For the 2nd phase of the programme, the focus in Ukraine will be on strengthening measures to counter money laundering and financing of terrorism in Ukraine.

The Partnership for Good Governance aims to help the EU’s six Eastern partner countries move closer to European standards on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. All of the countries involved, except Belarus, are also members of the Council of Europe.

Working closely with national authorities and other stakeholders, the programme helps bring about changes to laws and practices through reviews of legislation, improving the efficiency of public institutions, training courses for professionals and the sharing of information, experiences and best practices.

PGGII Signature event
PGGII Signature event
PGGII Signature event