Conclusion of the 2nd Module on Financial Investigation and Asset Recovery for Montenegrin law enforcement institutions held at Police Academy

Conclusion of the 2nd Module on Financial Investigation and Asset Recovery for Montenegrin law enforcement institutions held at Police Academy

DANILOVGRAD – 10th – 14th  June 2019 – EURoL II, EU’s project supporting Rule of Law in Montenegro, in cooperation with the Police Academy (PA) and the Judiciary Training Centre (JTC), concluded the third five-day on-job training seminar on financial investigation and asset recovery which is attended by 20 participants from different institutions, including the State Prosecution, the Courts, the Police, Tax Administration, Customs and State Property Management Administration.

This was the last out of three training sessions of the 2nd Module in a total of 15 days of training for the same group of participants on Financial investigation and Asset Recovery.

The training programme is part of the EU Support to Rule of Law II Project (EURoL II), which is funded by the European Union. It has been developed by Experts of Guardia di Finanza and Italian Prosecutors in cooperation with partner Institutions of Montenegro with the goal to strengthen capacities and tools for effective investigation and prosecution of money laundering, terrorism financing and asset recovery, based on experiences and knowhow of Guardia di Finanza and in line with priorities of Montenegrin institutions in line with the requirements of the EU interim benchmarks for Chapter 24.

In his final remarks at the conclusion of the 3rd Module Mr Fabrizio Fantini, Team Leader of EUROL 2, stated ‘’that in the past three training the participants had the opportunity to learn from the best International practices but also to see what are the main challenges in implementing effective Financial Investigation and Asset Recovery. All this inputs will be used by EURoL2 to further support the Montenegrin institutions in order to enhance inter-agency cooperation buy also supporting the new Department for Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism in the Police Directorate.”

Ms Senka Danilovic, President of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution in her address underlined the importance of the inter-agency cooperation and expressed special appreciation to the EURoL2 for the opportunity that the participants have in receiving the training by the Economic and Financial Police School (EFPS) of the Financial Police of Italy (Guardia di Finanza). In his conclusive remarks, Mr Mihailo Maric , representative of the International Cooperation Department of the Police Academy, welcomed the participants to the Police Academy “hope that you had productive work here at the Police Academy and let me thank our partners from EURoL2 for supporting us in enhancing the Montenegrin institution their fight against organised crime and in particular financial investigations.”

Mr Maurizio Giordano, Prosecutor in Naples Anti-Mafia District Management and Capt. Angelo Dumo, Guardia di Finanza, Special Fiscal Audit Unit – Rome and Marshal Valerio Giordano Guardia di Finanza, Special Fiscal Audit Unit – Rome delivered their operative case studies and presentations during this week on effective investigations on fight against international evasion and tax avoidance audits.

At the conclusion the participants have received the Certificate of Attendance of the 15 days training as part of the 2nd Module that is also part of the Annual Training Plan of the Police Academy and the Judiciary Training Centre

More info about this seminar can also be found on JCT website http://cosdt.me/realizovan-ii-ciklus-od-tri-petodnevna-modula-iz-programa-obuka-finansijske-istrage-i-oduzimanje-imovinske-koristi-stecene-kriminalnom-djelatnoscu/

More info about this seminar can also be found on PA website https://www.policijskaakademija.me/

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