Customs officers learn EU anti-corruption policies

        Odesa, 7 July – The harmful effects of corruption and measures to prevent and detect it were the focus of a workshop for Odesa Customs Officers on 6-7 July. Using a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, 15 Customs Officers were briefed on EU anti-corruption policies, real-life experiences on detecting and preventing corruption and the effective use of the “vetting” procedure to ensure transparent recruitment processes. The use of the World Customs Organisation’s integrity tools and the role of leadership in the fight against corruption were also highlighted.

        The workshop was delivered jointly by six trainers from EUBAM, the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) and Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service’s Department for Professional Training and Dog-handling, based in Khmelnitsky.