Action against economic crime


PCF-Regional: Project "Fight against corruption and Fostering Good Governance/Fight against money-laundering"

Georgian law enforcement officers examine corporate criminal liability
(Tbilisi, Georgia, 16-17 November 2015)  

Over twenty Georgian prosecutors, investigators, and analysts took part in a two-day training on “Investigation and Prosecution of Legal Entities for Economic Crimes” organized on 16-17 November in Tbilisi. Participants, including representatives of the Office of the Chief Prosecutor Office of Georgia, State Security Service of Georgia, Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance and other institutions, had the opportunity to discuss with international experts legal requirements for corporate criminal liability in Georgia and other countries, most frequent crimes, and good practices concerning investigative strategies and prosecutions. The interactive character of the training, which included a case study, was received exceptionally well leading to requests for more such trainings in the future.

Agenda: English - Georgian

Presentations prepared by Nicole Voorhuis, Council of Europe Consultant: Presentation 1 - Presentation 2

Media coverage: Facebook - CoE webpage - General Prosecutor's Office website

Regional workshop on International Cooperation in Case Investigations
(Istanbul, Turkey, 19-20 October 2015)

On 19-20 October 2015 the Council of Europe Economic Crime and Cooperation Unit held a two day workshop on International Cooperation for law enforcement and criminal justice sector representatives of Eastern Partnership countries. Participants were introduced to modalities of informal and formal cooperation, challenges with getting cooperation from abroad and ways how to overcome such challenges, good practices in international cooperation, and sources of assistance. The second day of the workshop was dedicated to analysis of a hypothetical case reliant on evidence located abroad.

Agenda English / Russian
Presentation prepared by Mr Pedro Gomes Pereira, Council of Europe Consultant
Presentation prepared by Mr Alan Bacarese, Council fo Europe Consultant
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Regional Workshop on conflict of interest in Istanbul
(Istanbul, 15-16 October 2015)

The workshop brought together 12 practitioners in the field of conflict of interest from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in Istanbul, Turkey, on 15-16 October 2015. During the workshop, experts and participants discussed good practices of regulating and managing conflict of interest. A comprehensive model legislative toolkit on conflict of interest, discussed at the workshop, will be made available in the forthcoming period as an instrument to help countries in the region and elsewhere regulate this issue. The toolkit will be made available in English and Russian.

Agenda English / Russian
Mr Tilman Hoppe, Project long-Term Adviser
"Legislative toolkit on conflict of interest"
Mr Valts Kalnins, Council of Europe Consultant
"Legislative toolkit on conflict of interest"
Toolkit : Legislative toolkit on conflict of interest
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Launch of a new project for Eastern Partnership countries
(Strasbourg, France, 12 May 2015)

The CoE/EU Eastern Partnership Programmatic Co-operation Framework (PCF) 2015 - 2017 Project “Fight against corruption and fostering good governance; fight against money-laundering” was launched on 12 May 2015, in Strasbourg, France. The event gathered 30 key Project partners from Eastern Partnership countries to review, discuss and adopt the Project Workplan of activities for 2015-2017.

The Project, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the Council of Europe, aims at supporting current reforms and further strengthening of capacities in the region with regard to fight against corruption, money laundering, and promotion of good governance. Its structure includes a Regional Component (involving all six Eastern Partnership countries) and Country Components for Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine.

The Project will build on the success of the previously implemented EaP 1 Project (2011-2014) which facilitated a number of anti-corruption reforms in partner countries.

Agenda English / Russian