From 27 to 29 August 2018, the Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo* (PECK II) organized a study visit for representatives of Kosovo* authorities in the area of anti-money laundering and combating terrorism (AML/CFT) in Prague and Brno, Czech Republic.
An interagency delegation composed of representatives from the Financial Intelligence Unit, Police, Central Bank, Ministry of Justice, Customs, Judiciary and Prosecution benefitted from an exchange of experience with officials in the Czech Republic. Initially welcomed by the Deputy Minister of Justice for International and Constitutional Affairs, Kosovo representatives had the chance to learn the first-hand experience of Czech institutions regarding their practice in investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating money laundering offenses, challenges and success stories. A special focus during the meetings was placed on the Czech reforms in the AML/CFT area, in particular on the importance of the ongoing MONEYVAL assessment for the fight against AML/CFT. Participants exchanged their views and experience towards enhancing effectiveness in the fight against economic crime and possible future ways of bilateral cooperation between institutions.
*All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.