In-Service training on ‘International Cooperation in relation to the Financial Investigations of Organized Crime and Tax Evasion’ takes place in Skopje

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In-Service training on ‘International Cooperation in relation to the Financial Investigations of Organized Crime and Tax Evasion’ takes place in Skopje
07 December 2018

After the successful implementation of the national courses in Pristina and Tirana, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), within the framework of the Western Balkans Financial Investigation In-Service Training 2017-2019 (FI Project)1, continues building capacity in the region with a new activity. This time, the Agency implemented a tailor-made training on International Cooperation in relation to the Financial Investigations of Organized Crime and Tax Evasion.

The course took place in Skopje (FYROM) from 3 to 7 December and offered to 20 officers from law enforcement organizations, such as Police, Financial Investigation Units, Customs, and Prosecution Office and to one judicial officer, an opportunity to gain in-depth understanding on the subject.

The event hosted speakers from Europol, the Asset Recovery Office in Hungary and experts in the area from Spain, Italy, FYROM, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

The objective of the training was to enhance the competencies and knowledge related:

  • to the use of digital evidence and forensics;
  • to use OSINT tools within financial investigations in relation to tax evasion;
  • to recognise the challenges and use the possibilities to cooperate with EUROPOL;
  • to use best practices in special investigations techniques, collecting and handling evidence, converting intelligence into evidence;
  • to use best practices in freezing, confiscating and asset recovery.

[1]The capacity-building project Western Balkans Financial Investigation In-Service Training 2017-2019 (FI Project) aims at developing and sustaining institutional capacity of the law enforcement agencies of the beneficiary countries (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo*) in order to prevent, investigate and prosecute transnational organised crime and financing terrorism. The FI project is funded by the European Commission under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPAII) and it is an integral part of the second IISG Pillar (WBCSCi).

funded by the EU

*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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