The Government of Montenegro adopts the Strategy for the Fight against Corruption

5 June 2024 Podgorica

The Government of Montenegro set out its strategic response to corruption on 4 June by adopting the Strategy for the Fight against Corruption for 2024-2028 and its Action Plan for a two-year period. The adoption of the next generation of anti-corruption strategic documents sets the fight against...

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Regional conference takes place in Tirana to discuss co-operation and key solutions with public stakeholders, civil society and key experts from the region and the European Union

Tackling environmental crime through addressing related illicit financial flows and corruption in the Western Balkans

7-8 March 2024 Tirana

A regional conference focusing on the intricate relationship between money laundering, corruption and environmental crimes in the Western Balkans took place in Tirana, Albania. Organised with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, the two-day event brought together key...

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Authorities in Türkiye enhance understanding of comparative practices for mitigating money laundering risks from virtual assets and virtual assets service providers

14 - 15 February 2024 Ankara

Joint European Union and Council of Europe “Action against money laundering in Türkiye” has been working on strengthening capacities of authorities of Türkiye in the area of prevention of money laundering (ML). In that framework and in co-operation with the Financial Crimes Investigation Board...

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Albanian Customs and Police, with support of EU, Council of Europe, and German Government launch new awareness campaign and demonstrate tools to trace cash smuggling

“Travelling with more than €10,000 in cash? Declare it!”

11 December 2023 Rinas Airport, Albania

Today, the Albanian Customs Directorate and State Police, with the support of the European Union, Council of Europe and German Government, launched a new awareness campaign to inform travellers about the rules on transporting money into and out of Albania. The campaign informs travellers that...

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Authorities of Albania reiterate commitment to co-operation against economic crime

12 December 2023 Online

Senior representatives of key Albanian beneficiary institutions of the joint European Union and Council of Europe “Action against economic crime in Albania” assessed the progress achieved over the last nine months, focusing on the legal framework and consolidation of their capacities in...

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Albanian Customs and Police, with support of EU, Council of Europe, and German Government launch new awareness campaign and demonstrate tools to trace cash smuggling

MEDIA ADVISORY: “Travelling with more than €10,000 in cash? Declare it!”

8 December 2023 Tirana

The awareness raising initiative to prevent illicit cross-border transportation of cash in Albania, will kick off on 11 December 2023 in the premises of Rinas Airport, from 10.00-11.00 AM, in a public event organised by the Albanian Customs Directorate and State Police with the support of...

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Sustaining progress: European Union and Council of Europe extend their commitment in Pristina to strengthen justice, fight discrimination and improve freedom of expression

30 November 2023 Pristina

The European Union and the Council of Europe have been providing tailor-made support to Kosovo* towards the advancement of strategic reforms in the areas of human rights and the rule of law and further alignment with relevant European standards. Thanks to the co-operation under the joint...

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Albanian authorities assisted in the process of improving the draft-law on the establishment of Asset Recovery Office in Albania

30 November 2023 Tirana

The EU and Council of Europe joint Action against Economic Crime in Albania in close collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, is contributing to the improvement of the draft-law on the establishment of the Asset Recovery Office (ARO) in Albania in compliance with international and European...

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Enhancing Montenegrin law enforcement and prosecution's capacities for cryptocurrency transaction analysis and money laundering typology identification

25 - 27 September 2023 Budva

With the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe and in co-operation with the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, a three-day training for police and prosecutors was held on 25-27 September 2023. It focused on the investigation and seizure of cryptocurrencies and digital assets...

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For your rights, towards European standards: European Union and Council of Europe to continue supporting the reform process in Bosnia and Herzegovina

5 October 2023 Sarajevo

The European Union and the Council of Europe have been supporting the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their efforts to align with European standards, as these reforms are pivotal for improving the lives of the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thanks to the co-operation under the joint...

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Raising the capacities of the State Commission of Prevention of Corruption in North Macedonia on combating money laundering

26-27 September 2023 Skopje, North Macedonia

With the aim to provide the staff of the Secretariat of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption with a comprehensive understanding of anti-money laundering practices, to be used in their day-to-day work, a capacity building activity regarding the basics on combating money laundering was...

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Supporting the fight against economic crime in North Macedonia through advancing information management and analytical capacities

19 JUNE 2023 SKOPJE

With the aim to enhance the ability to uncover vital information and track criminal networks a capacity building activity was organised with law enforcement agencies in North Macedonia, including representatives of the National Co-ordination Center, Financial Police, Ministry of Interior,...

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Action against economic crime contributes to anti-corruption legislative reform in Montenegro

24 April 2023 Podgorica

Supporting the better alignment of the corruption prevention framework in Montenegro with the European standards, the Action against economic crime has produced an analysis of the provisions of the Law for Prevention of Corruption as regards to whistleblowing, integrity plans, and administrative...

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Representatives of state institutions reaffirm their commitment to co-operation in improving the fight against corruption and money laundering in Montenegro

21 April 2023 Podgorica

Building upon the results from previous two phases of the Horizontal Facility programme, the third phase of the Action against economic crime in seeks to improve the rule of law in Montenegro. It will be using and effectively applying the numerous new policy and legislative tools developed...

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Public officials in Albania strengthen their knowledge on the process of electronic declaration of private interests of elected subjects and high public officials

17 March 2023 Tirana

The EU and Council of Europe Action against Economic Crime in Albania jointly with the High Inspectorate of Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflict of Interests (HIDAACI) organised in Tirana a series of cascade training sessions to consolidate the experience of the public officials on legal...

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Advancing the skills of Albanian prosecutors and investigators on financial analytics and open-source investigations

17-18 November 2022 Albania

The joint initiative of the European Union and Council of Europe - Action against Economic Crime in Albania, in co-operation with the School of Magistrates in Albania organised the training on “Financial analytics and use of open-source investigations”. 27 prosecutors, investigators and judicial...

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Raising awareness of Albanian political advisers on integrity matters and ethics’ rules

12-14 December 2022 Albania

Taking into account the strong impact of corruption on the rule of law, on the citizens’ trust in democracy and for the social and economic development, the Council of Europe promotes an effective application of standards for ethical behaviour of officeholders. This includes the commitment at the...

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Supporting authorities in strengthening the new legal framework that regulates lobbying activities in Montenegro

15 December 2022 Podgorica

The European Union and the Council of Europe supported the finalisation of the legislative framework for the application of the new draft Law on Lobbying of Montenegro, by organising a workshop with the representatives of the Working group responsible for elaborating the legal framework. The...

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Maltese Financial Intelligence Unit shared its expertise with Montenegrin peers

18 - 20 October 2022 Podgorica

Peer-to-peer training on collecting and analysing financial intelligence data took place in Podgorica, Montenegro on 18-20 October 2022. During the three-day training, the experts of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Montenegro had the opportunity to get acquainted with the practices of the...

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Raising capacities of Montenegrin Judicial Training Center for training on money laundering

13-14 October 2022 Kotor, Montenegro

A training for trainers for the judiciary and police on processing money laundering cases was organised with the support of the EU and Council of Europe joint Action against Economic Crime in Montenegro in Kotor. The three-module training programme tailored for judges, prosecutors, and...

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