Horizontal FacilityThe European Union and Council of Europe signed Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (hereafter referred to as “Horizontal Facility”) on 23 May 2016. The Horizontal Facility builds on the Council of Europe and EU Policy priorities in the context of the Western Balkans and Turkey and on the Council of Europe expertise in standard-setting, monitoring and cooperation methodologies. It aims to improve implementation of key recommendations of relevant Council of Europe monitoring and advisory bodies in the areas indicated in the Statement of Intent signed on 1 April 2014 by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. Phase I of the Horizontal Facility begun on 24 May 2016 and lasted until 24 May 2019. It is succeeded by Phase II of the Horizontal facility which is planned to last until 24 May 2022. 

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Civil society actors and public authorities discuss roles and collaboration against economic crime

20-21 December 2022 Strasbourg, France

Representatives of national authorities involved in the prevention of corruption, money laundering and terrorism financing, and of civil society organisations (CSOs) of the countries of the Eastern Partnership, the Western Balkans and Türkiye, were brought together in an intra-regional workshop...

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Regional workshop on detecting and disrupting terrorist financing operations resorting to Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs)

19 December 2022 Online

On 19 December 2022, the Council of Europe Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD) convened an online workshop on detecting and investigating the abuse of Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) for terrorist financing purposes for over 25officials from relevant Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA),...

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Turkish financial intelligence and supervisory authorities participate in training sessions on targeted financial sanctions

29-30 November 2022 Antalya, Türkiye

Financial intelligence officials and representatives of the supervisory authorities of Türkiye came together at two trainings on implementation of targeted financial investigations. The trainings aimed at enhancing understanding over the measures to improve effectiveness and technical compliance...

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