European Union and Council of Europe logoIn recent years, Serbian authorities undertook a number of important steps in the fight against corruption, including the ratification of key Council of Europe legal instruments in this field - Criminal and Civil Law Conventions against Corruption, as well as the Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention. Despite the reforms undertaken, corruption remains a serious concern for the people of Serbia. The Serbian authorities have acknowledged that corruption is a priority issue that requires comprehensive and serious countermeasures. This includes adequate responses to various challenges in investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating corruption and white collar crime. With the above in mind, the Council of Europe and the European Union have launched, in December 2012, a joint project “Strengthening the Capacities of Law Enforcement and Judiciary in the Fight against Corruption in Serbia” (PACS). With duration of 28 months, the project will encompass specialised training designed for the judiciary, prosecution and law enforcement officers; introduce new IT tools to investigate corruption and white collar crime; and will conduct risk analyses and provide recommendations aimed at improving the efficiency of criminal investigations and proceedings.

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PACS Project Closing Conference

17 december 2015 Belgrade, Serbia

PACS project held its closing conference on 17 December 2015. Numerous beneficiaries, as well as the wider public concerned with anti-corruption reforms, discussed the results achieved through a number of project activities carried out during the past three years. The conference opening remarks...

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Integrity testing as an anti-Corruption measure in police

27 november 2015 Belgrade, Serbia

Integrity testing within the police was discussed by key national stakeholders in Belgrade on 27 November 2015. The roundtable provided participants with the opportunity to learn from international experts from the UK, Romania and Czech Republic, as well as share their views on advantages and...

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Risk assessment of Serbian border police

13 November 2015 Belgrade, Serbia

A team of international experts will continue with the analysis of risks on exposure to corruption for specific professions/posts within the Serbian police during their second visit. This visit will comprise interviews and sample analysis of the corruption risks within the Border Police. The...

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