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Presence in Albania attended the regional counter migrant smuggling exercise

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Border security and management
Subject
Border security and management
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
border control, capacity-building, smuggling

Summary

On 23 September, an exercise organised by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo called Operation Balkan Summer commenced in Turkey.

The exercise was based on a scenario which called for co-ordinated law enforcement activity in several countries of the region, including Albania, in order to strengthen regional police capacities on countering migrant smuggling and to test regional law enforcement capabilities in this regard.

The exercise was particularly useful in highlighting organisational challenges involved in forming joint investigation teams at short notice.

The Presence in Albania attended the culmination of the exercise, which included a live surveillance operation, detaining of several persons, their processing as prisoners and related interviews.

The Presence in Albania will organise and lead a debrief of the Albanian aspects of the exercise in October and participate in the full exercise debrief of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo. The Presence in Albania will take the findings into account in planning future activities.

Information

Added on
12 Jul 2016
Origin
OSCE Presence in Albania
Origin description

Mak Albania Hotel, 1st Floor
Sheshi "Italia"
Tirana
Albania
Office: +355 4 223 59 93
Fax: +355 4 223 59 94
pm-al@osce.org

Region
Albania
Keywords
border control, capacity-building, smuggling
Rights
OSCE