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Fight against corruption and money-laundering

Specific objectives:

  • to improve the framework and capacity to fully implement legal aspects of prevention and criminalisation of corruption, particularly in terms of implementing relevant GRECO recommendations
  • to strengthen the capacity to prevent corruption in public administration, Judiciary, Prosecution, and law enforcement authorities
  • to improve legal frameworks concerning: ethics and codes of conduct; conflicts of interest; prohibition or restriction of certain activities; declaration of assets, income, liabilities and interests, political finance, white collar crime, and immunities of high-ranking public officials
  • to focus the fight against corruption on specific areas (i.e., education and health sector): To support the development of prevention and integrity mechanisms for the practicing professionals and to increase good governance when delivering public services as such
  • to facilitate public interest disclosures (whistle-blowers): through the normative institutional and judicial framework for the protection of whistle-blowers and to strengthen capacity-building in applying these frameworks
  • to develop regional capacity and cross-border co-operation on identified common challenge areas in the fight against corruption, where cross-border and international co-operation is necessary to combat corruption as a criminal offence, and other forms of economic crime
  • to strengthen the national capacity to detect and to combat financial and economic crimes, particularly in terms of implementing relevant MONEYVAL recommendations
  • to strengthen the capacity of financial intelligence units, law enforcement authorities, as well as supervisory bodies, in identifying money laundering/terrorism financing activity and cases of non-compliance with relevant legislation.

Indicators:

  • legislative and institutional frameworks are improved and the capacity to fully implement legal aspects of prevention and criminalisation of corruption is reinforced;
  • mechanisms are introduced to prevent corruption in public administration, the judiciary, the prosecution, and law enforcement authorities
  • legislative and institutional frameworks concerning ethics, codes of conduct, conflicts of interest, declarations of assets, political financing, white collar crime, and immunities of high public officials are set up;
  • integrity Mechanisms are introduced to prevent fraud while the quality of public services in certain sectors is improved (i.e., education, health);
  • at least a co-operation agreement is established and exercised between all six EaP countries concerning either anti-corruption agencies; or public administration; or law enforcement;
  • capacities are reinforced to implement country and regional recommendations based on the country MONEYVAL evaluations and compliance procedures;
  • capacities increase in financial intelligence units, law enforcement authorities, as well as supervisory bodies, concerning efficient handling of anti-money cases and procedures.