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 strengthening of AML/CFT risk-based supervision for financial sector in Kosovo

30 - 31 January 2024 Pristina, Kosovo*

Following the peer-to-peer mentoring activities carried out in the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe Project against Economic Crime (PECK III), the Council of Europe is actively collaborating with the Central Bank of Kosovo (CBK) to bolster Anti-Money...

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Peer-to-peer exchange on verification of asset declarations system in Kosovo

24 - 26 January 2024 Pristina, Kosovo*

The second peer-to-peer mission related to verification of asset declarations which took place from 24-26 January 2024 has further strengthened capacities of officials of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption (APC) to effectively handle verification and auditing of asset declarations. The aim...

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Council of Europe launches the corruption risk mapping process in Kosovo*

04 - 05 December 2023 Pristina, Kosovo*

The Council of Europe through its joint European Union and Council of Europe Project against Economic Crime (PECK III) is supporting the Agency for Prevention of Corruption (APC) in Kosovo to address corruption risks in the public administration and build an efficient monitoring and quality...

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contacts
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

Project Assistant
Ms Amila BERKOVIC
Phone: +33 (0)3 88 41 28 61
Email: Amila.BERKOVIC [at] coe.int

 

Contacts in Pristina

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

Projet Linguistic Assistant
Mr Shpend MIFTARI
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

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*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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