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 third Workshop “On introducing the EU experience and practice in the investigation and prosecution of financial crime”. The Workshop was held on 24th and 25th of March 2015, at the premises of General Prosecutor’s Office with the participation of 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. Four Italian experts, respectively two representatives of Guardia di Finanza, General Fabrizio Lisi and Major Nicola Monfreda, and two Public Prosecutors from Prosecutor’s Office of Rome, Mrs. Maria Sabina Calabretta and Mrs. Maria Francesca Loy introduced their best practice and shared concrete cases on the investigation and prosecution of financial crime.
Mr. Ledion Kolgjoka, Specialist on Tax Investigation Directorate and two prosecutors from Tirana District Prosecution Office respectively Mrs. Deniona Katro, Head of Tirana Joint Investigative Unit and Mr. Dritan Rreshka, Prosecutor at Tirana District Prosecution Office, introduced a specific case on the investigation and prosecution of financial crime in Albania as well as discussed 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.