In the framework of PAMECA IV Work Plan and in particular of Activity 2.7, which provides for developing further corruption analysis and internal cooperation and coordination among relevant institutions, PAMECA IV organised the second Workshop “On the Italian experience and practice in the investigation and prosecution of financial crime”. The Workshop was held on 12th and 13th of February 2015, at the premises of General Prosecutor’s Office with the participation of judges, prosecutors, Judicial Police Officers of Albanian State Police, and other representatives of General Directorate of Taxation and General Directorate on the Prevention of Money Laundering. Two Italian experts, respectively a Mayor from Guardia di Finanza, Mr. Nicola Monfreda, and a Public Prosecutor from Prosecutor’s Office of Caltanissetta, Mrs. Cristina Lucchini introduced their best practice and shared concrete cases on the investigation and prosecution of financial crime.
Mr. Eduard Gjika, Specialist on Money Laundering and Economic Crime at ASP and Mr. Arben Kraja, prosecutor at GPO, respectively, introduced specific cases on the investigation and prosecution of financial crime in Albania as well as procedural problems encountered during the investigation and prosecution of this category of offences.
The Workshop served to exchange views and practical experience with Albanian counterparts concerning the investigation and prosecution of financial crime, followed by a professional and interactive technical discussion.