MOLICO - Project against corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Moldova

Based on the success of the PACO Moldova anti-corruption project in 2005, an agreement for a follow-up project was signed in July 2006 between the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The MOLICO project started in August 2006. It will have a duration of three years and a budget of Euro 3.5 million and is aimed at the following objectives:

  • to ensure the implementation of Moldova’s anti-corruption strategy on the basis of annual action plans

  • to strengthen the anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) system of Moldova in accordance with international standards and good practices as well as Moneyval recommendations

The Centre for Combating Corruption and Economic Crime (CCCEC) of Moldova is the main counterpart institution in Moldova.


Anti-Corruption component
Anti-Money Laundering component

Our activities in November 2008

Workshop on the investigation of money laundering and frauds on securities market

The event will be held in Chisinau (Moldova) on 21 November 2008. The objective is to provide Moldovan state agencies with an experience in the investigation of money laundering and other crimes on securities market, especially insider training and market manipulation. Representatives of financial markets commission, CCCEC specialists and others will participate in the workshop.
Issues to be discussed: investigation of money laundering and frauds on securities market; criminal motivators; why people become victims and why people follow a criminal lifestyle; who are the insiders and where do they get their information from; detection of insider dealing; investigation and prosecution of money laundering and financial crime in the UK; market manipulation; off-market share scams; running an intelligence sharing network.

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Study Visit for public relations officers from law enforcement agencies to counterpart institutions in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg (Germany)

The study visit will take place from 10 to 14 November 2008. On the agenda: visits to the Ministry of Justice, to the Bavarian Prosecution offices, to the Bavarian State Criminal Authority, to the Bavarian Broadcasting Company, to the Berlin State Criminal Authority; meetings with the investigative top-journalist & bestselling-author Jürgen Roth, high-ranking editors of investigative TV-programs, Min Dir. Dr. Helmut Palder and other high-ranking experts from the Ministry of Justice and General Prosecution, the Head of PR Department to the LKA Bayern.
Topics: PR work in the Ministry of Justice and General Prosecution; international cooperation; insights into the whole range of institutional PR and communication with the public.

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Workshop on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on the prevention of financing of proliferation of weapons of mass-destruction

The workshop will take place in Chisinau (Moldova) on 5 November 2008. It aims at gathering Moldovan AML national experts in order to review the actual state of implementation of UN Security Council resolutions concerning the prevention of the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The MOLICO experts will present their opinions and propositions prepared on the basis of a review of current Moldovan regulations.

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Workshop “Expertise Report on Legislative Amendments” and “Review of Moldovan AML/CFT system progress”

The workshop will take place in Vadul lui Voda (Moldova) from 3 to 4 November 2008. It is aimed at grouping Moldovan AML national experts in order to review the current state of compliance with international standards. At the workshop the MOLICO experts will present their opinions prepared on the basis of the Moneyval 3rd round evaluation recommendations. Also, the workshop will be used to discuss draft amendments to the AML/CFT law.

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More activities...

Project description
Project Workplan
Inception report
Progress Report
(January-July 2008)
Start-up Conference

List of participants
Press release

Centre for Economic Crimes and Corruption
General Prosecutor’s Office Ministry of Internal Affairs
Parliament National Bank of Moldova
National Commission for Financial Market
Centre for Analyses and Prevention of Corruption
Anticorruption Alliance
Centre for Investigative Journalism
EC Delegation to Moldova


MOLICO Project