Opinion & Interviews
Safety, opportunity, improvement, action – EUAM partners define their vision at ‘Leading the Change’ openingJuly 12, 2017
EUAM this week launched an ambitious training programme – to be implemented between now and November – designed to bolster the capacity of civilian security agencies under the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs to undertake measures of reform. ‘Leading the Change’, as EUAM Head of Mission Kestutis Lancinskas described it on Tuesday, “will build up […]
“People will join the Equality March because they trust the police to protect them” — EUAM Gender Adviser Søren SønderstrupJune 16, 2017
The Kyiv Equality March, celebrated this year on 18 June, is a chance for the city’s residents and visitors to come out in favour of equal rights for the LGBTI community. After a widely praised organisational effort last year, including a firm commitment from the then newly established National Police of Ukraine to ensure that […]
Modern e-case management system will have radical impact on criminal investigation in UkraineJune 01, 2017
A study visit that the European Union Advisory Mission carried out in the Czech Republic on the Czech experience with its Electronic Case Management System (eCMS) inspired the Chief Prosecutor of Kyiv Regional Public Prosecutor’s Office to develop the pilot project ‘Concept on online electronic supervisory proceedings’ in Kyiv region. Here, EUAM’s Lead Advisor on […]
The Scandinavian approach to public order policing, dialogue, Eurovision and more: interview with Patrik Johansen, EUAM Lead Adviser in Public OrderMay 12, 2017
With international support, the National Police of Ukraine (NPU) is planning to introduce a new nationwide philosophy for policing mass events such as music festivals, sporting events and demonstrations.
Witness Protection: a valuable tool to combat serious organised crimeApril 24, 2017
The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine is this week carrying out a first seminar on witness protection, a tool that law-enforcement agencies use to fight serious forms of crime, organised crime and terrorism. EUAM is advocating for an independent witness protection unit in Ukraine, and this was one of the issues discussed at the […]
Criminal investigation: a complex process with a simple goalApril 04, 2017
This op-ed was originally published in Ukrainska pravda on 3 April 2017
Mission Accomplishable? Only trusted institutions can make Ukraine secure and successfulMarch 28, 2017
This op-ed by EUAM Head of Mission, Kestutis Lancinskas was originally published in Evropeiska Pravda on 28 March 2017.
Building public trust will be key if the SSU is to meet present and future challengesMarch 24, 2017
This week, the Security Service of Ukraine celebrates 25 years of activity. The past quarter century has seen many challenging moments for the organisation – the key task of the reforms currently taking place is to ensure that the SSU is well equipped to face the challenges of the present and future to provide security for the people of Ukraine. The security of Ukraine is part of the security of Europe.
ARMA is small but significant piece of Ukraine’s anti-corruption jigsawMarch 02, 2017
The imminent announcement by the Asset Recovery and Management Agency of a competition for the recruitment of 25 staff members is good news for Ukraine and its fight against corruption. Over the coming months, ARMA will be building the foundations of the organisation and the selection of staff members is central to this.
Intelligence-led policing: the cutting edge of modern law enforcementFebruary 23, 2017
The European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine is this week in the middle of delivering three weeks (in total) of joint analytical training (or ‘intelligence-led policing’) to officers from the National Police of Ukraine, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Kyiv Police Academy, together with Romanian trainer-analysts.
Head of EUAM: You don’t have time to wait for the anti-corruption courts to be establishedFebruary 14, 2017
EU Pravda previously published an interview with Head of EUAM Kestitus Lancinskas in spring 2016. Recently, Mr Lancinskas recently marked his one-year anniversary as Head of EUAM, so we decided to check which plans have been implemented and which have not.
‘The creation of the new Supreme Court will set the tone for future reform. It is important that it succeeds’January 31, 2017
On 2 June 2016, the Rada approved significant reforms of the judicial system which will gradually take effect over the coming months and years. A new Supreme Court and a new Court Security Service, to name but a few developments , should come into being. In this interview, EUAM Senior Adviser on the Judiciary John Cubbon provides his thoughts on the current state of play and future challenges.