Opinion & Interviews
Performance Evaluation: ‘A fair justice system involves objective ways to measure performance of prosecutors’October 05, 2017
The EU Advisory Mission Ukraine (EUAM) is supporting Ukraine develop a new performance evaluation system for prosecutors. The Mission has set up working groups with regional prosecution services in Lviv, Kharkiv and Odesa to take this forward and has also financed study trips to Latvia (24-28 April 2017) and to France (18-22 September 2017) for […]
The riot that changed European policingSeptember 21, 2017
On 14-16 June 2001, while an EU Summit was going on in Gothenburg, Sweden, the city suffered some of the most violent and destructive rioting in its history. Anti-globalisation and anti-capitalist protestors clashed with the police, leaving large swathes of the city centre damaged. The situation got so out of hand that for the first […]
When it comes to reform, big change depends on the small detailAugust 29, 2017
They say that time waits for no man, and days after celebrations of Ukraine’s 26th independence day, one could argue that time will not wait for Ukraine, either. When we think of the reform process, and evaluate its achievements, we might even argue that time is running out. Although certain positive reforms have taken place […]
June attack highlighted growing menace of cyber threats, but Ukrainian agencies are fighting backAugust 23, 2017
Last week, the European Union Advisory Mission began a three-month long training programme in cyber security for staff from Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and its subordinate agencies – the National Police, State Border Guard Service, National Guard, State Migration Service, and State Emergency Service. Here, Mihai Burlacu (Senior Advisor on Communications and Information Systems), […]
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.