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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Corruption proofing legislation – a powerful tool to prevent corruption – introduced in Albania

6-9 September 2022 Tirana, Albania

A total of 45 legal advisers of the Albanian Parliament, together with representatives of the legal services of selected ministries participated in the two consecutive trainings on corruption proofing of legislation convened by the Action on 6-9 September 2022 in Tirana, Albania. Corruption...

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Albanian public officials advance the effectiveness of internal audits and administrative investigations to fight corruption

5 - 6 July 2022 Tirana, Albania

The fight against corruption constitutes a national priority in strengthening the democracy and rule of law in Albania, as well as its integration in the European Union. This effort requires a comprehensive legal framework; well-equipped public authorities; and effective inter-institutional...

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Supporting Albanian authorities to conduct the national risk assessment On anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism

20 June 2022 Tirana, Albania

Following a request from the Albanian authorities to provide technical assistance for the fourth National Risk Assessment (NRA) on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) in the application of the Council of Europe´s NRA methodology, the Action against Economic Crime...

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