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Mission in Kosovo organised a seminar on fighting high level corruption

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Good governance and anti-corruption
Subject
Good governance and anti-corruption
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
economic crime, corruption

Summary

As part of its extra budgetary project to enhance the capacities of the Kosovo Police in combating high level corruption, a three-day seminar on financial crime investigation, asset seizure/forfeiture, tax fraud investigation, and money laundering was organized by the Mission in Kosovo from 5 to 7 May in Pejë/Peč region. The goal of the seminar was to discuss the European Union (EU) practices in fighting corruption in line with the EU legislation and institutions in financial and proactive investigation.

The event gathered representatives of the Kosovo Police, Special Prosecution Office, Tax Administration, Financial Intelligence Unit, Agency for Managing Sequestrated and Confiscated Assets, National Coordinator against Economic Crimes, President of Basic Court of Prishtinë/Priština, as well as two international experts on this area of work. Among several challenges and recommendations identified during the seminar, the participants unanimously agreed to incorporate the representatives of Kosovo Tax Administration, Financial Intelligence Unit and Customs in the task force for investigation of high level corruption with the aim to ensure efficiency in exchanging information, as well as to expedite the process of amending the Law on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

Information

Added on
22 Jul 2016
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Region
Serbia, OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Keywords
economic crime, corruption
Rights
OSCE