EU allocates 2.2 mln euros to BiH's fight against organized crime, corruption

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-17 03:32:50|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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SARAJEVO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) has allocated 2.2 million euros (2.46 million U.S. dollars) to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) here Thursday to assist the country's fight against organized crime and corruption.

The project "EU4Justice" aims to enhance cooperation within the entire criminal justice chain in the country, for a more effective response to serious crime, the Delegation of the EU to BiH said on Thursday in an online statement.

Khaldoun Sinno, the Charge d'Affaires of the Delegation of the EU to BiH, said organized corruption and crime can be fought with the coordinated approach of relevant institutions.

Isabelle Arnal, team leader of the EU4Justice project considers that the key goal is to improve the interdisciplinary approach in the fight against corruption and organized and financial crime along the criminal justice chain.

The project is implemented in partnership with the Justice International Cooperation, the implementing body of the French Ministry of Justice. This is a two-year project, which started in 2019, and will last until January 2021.

The EU is managing several projects to support the rule of law in BiH in the amount of some 15 million euros.