Kosovo* has conducted a number of important rule of law reforms in recent years. Within the framework of the two phases of the EU/CoE Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo (PECK I and II), two assessments on “Compliance with international standards in the anti-corruption area” (CoE AC Assessment) and on “Compliance of Kosovo with intentional anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism standards” (CoE AML/CTF Assessment) were conducted pursuant to CoE evaluation methodologies. The findings of these assessments have supported some notable improvements and have provided local authorities with a blueprint of steps to be taken to ensure conformity with relevant international benchmarks. Furthermore, several capacity building inputs were provided by previous rounds of PECK in concrete areas, including strategic analysis and risk assessments in the AML, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering criminal procedures and case management, as well as international networking activities.

Challenges however remain. Kosovo needs to further adjust its anti-corruption and AML/CFT regulatory framework in select areas and, more pressingly, needs to boost effective application of anti-corruption and particularly AML/CFT efforts. To support Kosovo in these endeavours, the Agreement on the “Project against Economic Crime (PECK) Phase III” was signed between the Council of Europe and EU Office in Pristina. PECK III started on 30 June 2020, with a duration of 36 months and a budget of 2,460,400 Euro (EU funds: 90% and CoE funds: 10%).

PECK III seeks to enhance anti-corruption and AML/CFT practices in Kosovo, in line with applicable European and international standards and good comparative practices. For the purpose of achieving the above objective, the project will ensure, through its activities that:

  1. Practitioners in Kosovo have developed effective and sustainable capacities for preventing and supressing corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing;
  2. Kosovo authorities effectively implement asset recovery legislation; and
  3. Economic crime case processing by Kosovo authorities is improved.

The main counterparts of the PECK III Project are: Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency; Financial Intelligence Unit, State Prosecution, Agency for Managing Sequestrated and Confiscated assets, and Kosovo Police.

Project Documentation & Deliverables

Project news

Council of Europe supports the development of legislative framework on virtual assets

07 - 08 March 2022 Pristina, Kosovo*

The Council of Europe through its joint EU/Council of Europe “Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo” (PECK III) is supporting the Parliamentary Working Group on the drafting of the Law on Crypto assets in view of its alignment with international standards and good practice in the anti-money...

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Council of Europe supports terrorist financing risk assessment in NPO sector

06 - 07 February 2023 Pristina, Kosovo*

The Council of Europe through its joint EU/ Council of Europe “Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo” (PECK III) is supporting Kosovo* authorities to strengthen the implementation of the standards for the prevention and suppression of terrorist financing, including in the Non-Profit...

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Regional peer-to-peer exchange on recovery and management of confiscated assets

26 - 27 January 2023 Tirana, Albania

The Council of Europe through its joint European Union and Council of Europe Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo (PECK III) is supporting the authorities of Kosovo* in strengthening the asset recovery and management system. In this respect, PECK III organised a regional peer-to-peer exchange...

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Unit for EU Member States & Neighbourhood

Contacts in Headquarters (Strasbourg)

Head of Unit
Mr Edmond DUNGA
Phone: +33 (0)3 90 21 66 52
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Edmond.DUNGA [at] coe.int

Senior Projet Officer
Mrs Sara REKAR
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 41 3932
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Sara.REKAR [at] coe.int

Project Assistant
Phone: +33 (0)3 90 21 51 16
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Gaelle.JOVANOVSKI [at] coe.int


Contacts in Pristina

International Senior Project Officer
Ms Liljana KACI
Phone: +383 (38) 243 749
Email: Liljana.KACI [at] coe.int

Senior Projet Officer
Phone: +383 38 407 750 ext. 105
Email: Vlora.MARMULLAKAJ [at] coe.int

Projet Linguistic Assistant
Phone: +383 38 407 750 ext. 110
Email: Shpend.MIFTARI [at] coe.int

Council of Europe Office in Pristina
Bedri Pejani street, no.17/18
10000 Pristina, Kosovo*
Phone: +383 38 407 750 or 751
Fax : +383 38 407 752
Email: coe.pristina [at] coe.int

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.


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