Albanian custom officers improve their skills in combating cash smuggling

17 May 2022 Durres, Albania

The physical transportation of cash across borders continues to be one of the oldest and most basic channels of money laundering, and it is still widespread in Albania and in the region. On 17 May 2022, in Durres (Albania), the Action against Economic Crime in Albania trained 20 representatives...

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Albanian authorities become better equipped to implement the recommendations of the group of states against corruption (GRECO) and to report progress

09 May 2022 Tirana, Albania

The evaluations and subsequent recommendations of the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption monitoring body, the Group of State Against Corruption (GRECO), are instrumental in advancing legal and institutional reforms for preventing corruption. To support Albanian authorities to better follow-up on...

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Improving the electoral campaign finances and decriminalisation process in view of the future election reform in Albania

15 december 2021 Tirana, Albania

Political commitment to fully implement electoral legislation in good faith is a key element of successful elections and a successful electoral reform requires broad consensus, extensive public consultations with all relevant stakeholders, dialogue and close co-operation of all actors. This was...

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Albanian public authorities prepared to use the new electronic system on assets declaration

1-3 December 2021 Tirana, Albania

Albanian public authorities together with the High Inspectorate of Declaration and Publication of Assets and Conflicts of Interests (HIDAACI), supported by the Action Against Economic Crime in Albania, have prepared for the launch of the new electronic system on assets declarations. On 1-3...

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Improving the capacities of High Inspectorate for Declaration of Assets and Conflicts of Interests on efficient verification of top executive officials’ declarations

18-19 November 2021 Vlora, Albania

On 18-19 November 2021, 18 inspectors and assistant inspectors of the High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflicts of Interests (HIDAACI) were trained on verification and administrative investigation of declarations of interest of persons entrusted with top executive...

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Fourth Steering Committee Meeting of the Action against Economic Crime in Albania

10 November 2021 Tirana, Albania

The fourth Steering Committee Meeting of the Action against Economic Crime in Albania brought together high-level representatives from all main beneficiary institutions of the Action, as well as representatives of the European Union Delegation to Albania and the Council of Europe. The meeting was...

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Strengthening institutional capacities for the use of electronic system on assets declaration

20 - 21 October 2021 Tirana, Albania

On 20 and 21 of October 2021, the Action Against Economic Crime in Albania organised two days of trainings to support the staff of the High Inspectorate of Declaration and Publication of Assets and Conflicts of Interests (HIDAACI) and of responsible public authorities in operating the electronic...

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Strengthening the auditing of election campaign finances in Albania

27 July 2021 Vlora, Albania

The Training “On auditing of election campaign finances” gathered over 20 Central Election Commission (CEC) staff and auditors in Vlora, Albania on 27 July 2021. CEC staff and auditors worked on and discussed case studies on verification and audit of election campaign financing. Two Council of...

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Training “On the verification and administrative investigation of declarations of interest of persons entrusted with top executive functions

21 - 22 July 2021 Vlora, Albania

The Training “On the verification and administrative investigation of declarations of interest of persons entrusted with top executive functions” gathered over 15 inspectors and assistant inspectors from the High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflicts of Interests...

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Supporting Albanian supervisors in enhancing the AML/CFT risk-based supervision of non-financial institutions

1 July 2021 Tirana, Albania

On 1 July 2021 in Vlora, Albania, the Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD) of the Council of Europe (CoE) conducted a workshop on good supervisory practices for the implementation of a risk -based approach to anti-money laundering/countering terrorist financing (AML/CFT) supervision of...

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Training on investigation and prosecution of money laundering in Albania

26 May 2021 Tirana, Albania

Over 35 representatives from the General Prosecution Office, Economic Crime Sections at the District Prosecution Offices, the Albanian State Police, General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering, Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority, Central Bank of Albania participated in a...

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Albanian NGOs receive training on monitoring election campaign finances

18 March 2021 Tirana, Albania

A Training on monitoring election campaign finances in Albania for NGOs was jointly organized between the European Union and Council of Europe Horizontal Facility Project “Action against Economic Crime in Albania” the Central Election Commission and the Academy of Political Studies in Albania....

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Strengthening the monitoring capacities of the Albanian Central Election Commission and monitors on abuse of state resources in election campaign

11 March 2021 Online training

On 11 March 2021, the Action against Economic Crime in Albania organised jointly with the Central Election Commission and the National Democratic Institute a second online technical training for monitors following the appointment of additional monitors of election campaign finances. The training...

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Strengthening the monitoring capacities on electoral campaign finances in Albania

25 February 2021 Tirana, Albania

On 25 February 2021, following the recent appointment of monitors of election campaign finances, the Action against Economic Crime in Albania organised jointly with the Central Election Commission and the National Democratic Institute an online technical training for monitors. The purpose of the...

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Partner institutions reaffirm the valuable support of the Action Against Economic Crime in Albania

17 February 2021 Online Meeting

Representatives of the beneficiary institutions of the joint European Union/Council of Europe Action Against Economic Crime in Albania, attended the 3rd Steering committee meeting to discuss the progress and impact of the Action in addressing the key GRECO and Moneyval recommendations to the...

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Enhancing the criminal justice capacities in the fight against economic crime in Albania

14 January 2021 Tirana, Albania

In a meeting with Mr Olsian Çela, General Prosecutor, Ms Jutta Gützkow Head of the Council of Europe Office (CoE) in Tirana and Ms Liljana Kaci, Senior Project Officer in the Action against Economic Crime (AEC-AL) discussed the ongoing cooperation and the support that the CoE provides to the...

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Council of Europe continues its support to the Central Election Commission in Albania

11 OCTOBER 2020 TIRANA, ALBANIA

In a meeting with Mr Ilirjan Celibashi, State Election Commissioner of the Central Election Commission of Albania (CEC), Ms Jutta Gützkow Head of the Council of Europe Office (CoE) in Tirana, Mr Olsi Dekovi Deputy Head of the CoE Office in Tirana and Ms Liljana Kaci, Senior Project Officer in the...

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Strengthening integrity and fighting corruption in Albania

13 October 2020 Tirana, Albania

The Executive Secretary of GRECO, Mr Gianluca Esposito participated in the High-Level Conference on “Strengthening integrity and fighting corruption: latest achievements” organized by the Ministry of Justice of Albania in Tirana on 13 October 2020. The Conference was attended by the Prime...

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Parliament of Albania adopts amendments to the Electoral Code

23 July 2020 Tirana, Albania

The Parliament of Albania adopted amendments to the Electoral Code after a long period of consultation with political parties and civil society organisations and with the support of international partners. The Council of Europe and the European Union through the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility II,...

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Strengthening the capacities in Albania to implement Targeted Financial Sanctions

17 JULY 2020 Webinar

A webinar on “Targeted Financial Sanctions related to the financing of terrorism and proliferation financing” was organised via videoconferencing in Tirana, Albania, on 17 July 2020 in the framework of the CoE/EU Horizontal facility II Action against Economic Crime in Albania. The objective of...

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