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The 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 CoE and EU Policy priorities in the context of the Western Balkans and Turkey and on the CoE 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.

In the field of fighting corruption, economic crime and organised crime, three country specific actions were designed to support tailored reform processes more specifically in Albania, Montenegro and “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. Those actions will aim to improve implementation of key recommendations of the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), and to further strengthen institutional capacities regarding the code of conduct of public officials, whistleblower protection, financing of political parties and election campaigns and other measures to counter and prevent corruption; money laundering; the financing of terrorism in accordance with European standards, and as addressed by other Council of Europe intruments.

In each country the action will have a duration of 36 months with a total budget amounting up to 3 million Euros.

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Training on auditing of election campaign finance: financial experts and auditors discuss case studies for verification and audit Election Campaign reports

13 October 2017 Tirana, Albania

AEC-Albania organised training for financial experts and auditors, representatives of the Institute of Authorised Chartered Experts, who had an opportunity to learn on tools and European good practices for auditing election campaign reports. This training focused on building the capacities of...

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Support the Central Election Commission on establishing the oversight Structure of Political Party and Election Campaign finance

12 October 2017 Tirana, Albania

Representatives of the Albanian Central Election Commission, Financial experts, Institute of Authorised Chartered Experts, Party compliance officers, Civil Society Organisations and International Organisations discussed the organisation and functioning of the audit unit within the Central...

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Asset tracing and identification for purposes of seizure and confiscation in a criminal case

10-11 October 2017 Tirana, Albania

Over 60 representatives of the General Prosecution Office, District Prosecutions, Serious Crime Prosecution, Albanian State Police, General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering, General Directorate of Customs, General Directorate of Taxation, attended training on asset tracing and...

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 CALL FOR OFFERS for Consultancy Services in the area of good governance, combating corruption, economic crime and terrorism for the Economic Crime and Cooperation Division - deadline 10 January 2018
 Link to the call for tenders 2017/AO/51



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