Action against Economic Crime Montenegro (AEC-MNE)
Montenegrin police, prosecution and LEA strengthen capacities to trace illegal assets hidden through off-shore destinations and complex structuresKotor, Montenegro 22 - 23 April 2019
The “Advanced training on asset tracing and identification based on available data“ was organized...
Strengthening capacities to prevent abuse of state resources for electoral purposes in Montenegro (15-18 April 2019)Budva, Montenegro 15 /18 April 2019
Over eighty (80) representatives of various ministries, government agencies, public enterprises...
ECCD organises Strategic Analysis Course for financial analysts and law enforcement personnel from Albania, North Macedonia and MontenegroPodgorica, Montenegro 9-11 April 2019
Twenty-six (26) financial analysts and law enforcement officials from Albania, North Macedonia,...
Regional closing conference on Horizontal Facility Programme demonstrates benefits for Western Balkans societiesTirana, Albania 4 April 2019
Dedication of the authorities to reform of the judiciary, fighting economic crime and combating...
The Action against Economic Crime in Montenegro (AEC-MNE) will aim to improve implementation of specific key recommendations of the Council of Europe’s 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 to counter and prevent corruption; money laundering; and the financing of terrorism in accordance with European standards.
The Action will focus on supporting the authorities in several directions including support for the strengthening of legislative and regulatory frameworks, institutional capacity building and support enhanced inter-agency and international co-operation.
This Action is part of the Council of Europe/European Union Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey.
The overall objective of the action is to contribute to democracy and the rule of law through prevention and control of economic crimes in Montenegro in accordance with European and other international standards.
Outcomes and expected outputs
Objective 1: Improve the legal framework to prevent corruption
- Support to the implementation of legislation on prevention of corruption and political party financing through awareness raising and capacity building
Objective 2: Enhance capacities of Anti-corruption Agency (ACA)
- A track record system of political parties funding controls is designed and available for the Authority
- The capacities of the Anti-corruption Agency are enhanced in areas of its core functions including whistleblower protection, conflict of interest, political party financing and asset declarations
- ACA has effective information exchange frameworks with competent authorities to undertake its control functions
- Prepare and implement the curricula for MPs on ethics, integrity and prevention of conflict of interest
- Provide guidelines and training to civil servants, law enforcement and judiciary on protection of whistleblowers in accordance with the national legislation and relevant CoE standards
Objective 3: Enhance capacities of law enforcement authorities, prosecution and judiciary in combating economic crime
- Capacities and skills of the LEA/prosecution and judiciary in investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating corruption/ML/FT cases are enhanced
- The regime of seized and confiscated corruption related assets is improved
Objective 4: Improve AML/CFT strategic planning and analysis mechanisms, and strengthen capacities of FIU and supervisory authorities
- The internal procedures and methodology for the analytical process of the FIU are upgraded
- FIU’s employees analytical skills are enhanced
- AML/CFT supervisory authorities implement a risk-based supervisory approach in the MVTS and DNFBP sectors
- Capacities of reporting entities to identify and monitor high-risk relationships are enhanced
- AML/CFT capacities of the DNFBP sector are enhanced
- An effectiveness-oriented national AML/CFT strategy is developed
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- Duration: 36 months - from 23 May 2016 to 23 May 2019
- Beneficiaries/Partners: 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)
- Funding: The European Union and the Council of Europe
- Budget: 650,000 EUR
- Horizontal Facility
- Action against Economic Crime Montenegro (AEC-MNE)
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- Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Montenegro
- Actions in education
- Accountability of the Judicial System in Montenegro