Biography of the Long Term Experts

Gilles-Ermano Locchi
Long Term Expert on Organised Crime

GILLES-ERMANO LOCCHI is a French Major graduated from the National School of Police Officers, Cannes-Ecluse in 1982 as lieutenant. He has 30 years of work experience in the field of internal security focusing on criminal investigation, cooperation with judicial authorities and police training. Since 1982 he has served in local and central criminal investigation departments of the French Police and in the departments dedicated to police training and judicial cooperation within the International Police Cooperation Department of the French Ministry of Interior.

He has served for 11 years in international missions in Lebanon, Cyprus, United Arab Emirates and Niger where he has been responsible for the Supervision, coordination, and management of technical assistance provided to police forces of these countries in the field of criminal investigation. Moreover, he has been responsible for the design, management and implementation of the training programs delivered to the police forces of the beneficiary countries on fight against organized crime, criminal investigation and judicial cooperation, fight against terrorism, narcotics, stolen cars, counterfeiting, forgery of currency and weapons trafficking.
He has held the position of Head of Technical Cooperation in the field of training (France, 2011-present). He has been Deputy Head of the European projects department (France, 2006-2009) and Deputy Police Attaché (UAE, 2002-2006) and Head of the technical cooperation in judiciary related issues office (France, 2000-2002). 18 years of his career were dedicated to judiciary police services: Serving directly for Criminal Investigation Departments between 1982 and 2000.
Since 2013 Mr. Locchi joined PAMECA project on Consolidation of Law Enforcement Capacities in Albania as a Long Term Expert on Organised Crime.

Teute Krasniqi
Long Term Expert on Integrated Border Management

Teute is a legal expert from the Department of Border Control and Migration of the Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Austria.

Upon completion of her law degree at the University of Vienna in 2008, she worked as a consultant for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (research focus: Western Balkans) and undertook an internship at the Supreme Court of Vienna.
The following year she joined the Austrian Federal Ministry of Interior where she served at different levels of authority across departments, including the Austrian Federal Asylum Office and the Austrian Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption, where she was Head of the Unit “Bi- and Multilateral Affairs, Mutual Assistance and International Police Cooperation”.
During her employment at the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior, she worked as a short term expert, speaker/lecturer with a main focus on countries of the Western Balkans (including Albania) on a number of occasions: EU project “Support to Law Enforcement in Bosnia-Herzegovina”; project on anti-corruption in Kosovo; SIENA (“Secure Information Exchange Network Application“) project carried out by Austria, Poland and Europol; Danube Region Strategy; the ministry’s expert for, inter alia, Interpol’s “Global Focal Point Platform” (STAR initiative), the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of the Council of Europe and an ILECU twinning project (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro). Furthermore, she acted as the project manager of the international EACT (European Anti-Corruption Training) project and the IACSS (International Anti-Corruption Summer School) project, both initiated and implemented by the Ministry of the Interior.
Prior to joining the PAMECA team, she held the position of legal adviser in the ministry’s Department of Border Control and Migration (Unit “Coercive Measures of Immigration Police”) with particular emphasis on legal affairs of border control as well as readmission and return matters. During this period she participated in the PAMECA project as an international expert working on the new Draft Law on Border Control.
Originally from Kosovo, Teute has excellent linguistic and intercultural communication skills relevant to her work for the PAMECA project.
Since 2016 Teute joined PAMECA project on Consolidation of Law Enforcement Capacities in Albania as a Long Term Expert on Integrated Border Management.

Carmine Pirozzoli
Long Term Expert on Organised Crime

Carmine Pirozzoli is an Italian Public Prosecutor who has a Law Degree from the University of Tor Vergata, Rome. He started his career as a prosecutor in 2001 specialising in investigation and prosecution of bankruptcy, money laundering and financial crimes. He was directly in charge of the seizure of large amounts of money as proceeds of crime and established a coordinated pool of officers and agents of Guardia di Finanza dedicated to the investigations conducted in the field of bankruptcy and financial crimes.
Mr. Pirozzoli has led investigations and prosecuted offences related to drug trafficking and trafficking in human beings conducted by criminal organisations.

From October 2013 until July 2017 he discharged functions in the Unit for Legislative and International Affairs, Directorate of Criminal Justice at the Italian Ministry of Justice, providing support in the implementation phase of the EU regulatory European instruments in criminal matters. Starting from April 2015, he was appointed Head of the above-mentioned Unit.
He was very active during the Italian Presidency of the EU Council acting as Chairman of the EU Council of the Working Group negotiating the proposal for a directive on harmonisation of rules in the fight against fraud to the Union’s financial interests (PIF). He acted as a negotiator on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Justice in the Working Group discussing the proposal for establishment of the European Public Prosecution Office (EPPO).
In 2015 he provided his contribution as a member of the Italian Ministry of Justice Delegation on the evaluation of level of compliance and effectiveness of AML/CFT Italian system with the recommendation of FAFT (Financial Action Task Force).
In 2016, he was tasked by the Italian Ministry of Justice to negotiate the proposal for a Directive on combating money laundering by means of criminal law and the proposal of the regulation on mutual recognition of confiscation orders.
Starting from February 2017 he was tasked by the Chief of the Anti-corruption Office in the Italian Ministry of Justice, to address “whistle-blowing” legal matters.
Mr. Pirozzoli presented Italy in the plenary meetings of the European Network on Victims’ Rights. He has also attended many national and international activities, mainly on acquisition of evidence in cybercrime, transfer of prisoners, enhancing the fight against financial crimes.

Vincent Maillard
Long Term Expert on Anti-terrorism

Vincent Maillard is a French Police Major graduated from the National School of Police Officers, Cannes-Ecluse in 1996 and the Baccalaureat in Economy. He has almost 20 years of work experience in the field of internal and public security focusing on criminal investigation and cooperation with judicial authorities.
Since 2015 he has served as Police Major at EUROPOL National Unit at the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police, Division of International Relations and in the same Unit at International Relations Department at the French Ministry of Interior. He has been responsible to facilitate and improve the exchange of information with partner countries via EUROPOL and INTERPOL channels in terms of judicial international and operational cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism and serious and organised crime.
For a period of 5 years he has also served as Police Mayor/Head of Counter-Narcotics Unit at the Regional Directorate of the Judicial Police in Ajaccio. During this period of time he was responsible to conduct criminal investigations in the field of drug trafficking, applying the legal framework of different countries. In close cooperation and coordination with the judicial authorities, criminal proceedings were prepared and forwarded to the prosecution office.
For a period of 2 years he served as Police Captain/Head of Counter-Terrorism Unit at the Regional Directorate of the Judicial Police in Ajaccio. He was responsible to prepare and handle criminal proceedings and investigations in the field of the fight against the Corsican separatist movement, applying the legal framework of different countries. While exercising his duties and tasks, a close cooperation was established with the Anti-Terrorist Sub-Directorate (SDAT) as part of the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police.
He has a good experience in public order and security and he served as Police Lieutenant/Head of Urban Violence Task Force Unit at Public Security Department in north-central part of France for a period of 8 years.
Since October 2017 Mr. Maillard joined PAMECA V on the Consolidation of Law Enforcement Agencies – Support to MIA, ASP and Prosecutor Offices.

Maurizio Mirarchi
Long Term Expert on Organised Crime

Maurizio Mirarchi is an Italian coordinator with a high professional operating profile. He has served in investigative offices such as Criminal Police and the Anti-Mafia Investigation Department. He has always worked in the field of organized crime. He was at the forefront of the fight against the “camorra” where he participated in the investigation and capture of dangerous fugitives. Mr Mirarchi has worked in the field of International drug trafficking and money laundering and financial crimes. He has carried out various international missions, always of an operational nature: Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Spain. In 2012 -2013 he was sent on a mission to the Embassy of London with the duties of liaison officer’s Assistant. He is specialized in the field of international traffic with the American DEA, where he attended the Advanced Drug Enforcement School qualified course by United States Drug Enforcement. He is specialized in the fight against corruption and in the control of mafia infiltration in tenders by attending the Anti-laundering course: “Fighting corruption and criminal penetration in public tenders”, organized by “Formez PA” and certified by Presidency Council of Ministers. He has been the recipient of several high-level awards from the Chief of Italian Police. He has held training in Tirana (Albania) as a Short Term Expert at the Albanian Police Training Academy on wiretapping and investigative activities concerning the identification of criminal associations – Money laundering.

Giovanni Pasqua
Long Term Expert on Human Resources

Mr Giovanni Pasqua is an International Legal Adviser with main focus in the Rule of Law. Mr Pasqua has on overall of 18 years’ experience at international level in the field of Rule of Law, International Criminal Law; in 1997 he started as an Officer of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network Institutes (PNI) based in Milan, Italy. He has combined managerial positions in academic and research related institutions – having been the Scientific Director and subsequently the Director General at the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC). Mr Pasqua has a rich experience in the field as a Criminal Justice Expert, such as working in the EU Assistance Mission in Albania, related to the Consolidation of the Justice System in Albania (EURALIUS III) and as Legal Advisor in Judicial Reform and Rule of Law for the Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – Mission to Serbia. He has contributed and worked in all different phases of the project cycle management and in all relevant roles related to the management of academic, technical assistance and applied research projects. His tasks ranged from the design of scientific proposals, training programs, fundraising activities and national and international Institutions to concrete implementation and eventually monitoring and reporting.
Mr Pasqua, has conducted several consulting long term and short term missions throughout the region, in EU financed projects and overseas as well. We could highlight these assignments such as: in Kosovo (Strengthening Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency of the Judicial and Prosecutorial System in Kosovo); Twinning Project in Tunis (Support the Training Programs for the Staff of the Tunisian Justice Sector); Twinning Project in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fight against Organized Crime and Corruption Unit – Public Prosecutor’s Office.); Egypt (TA Activities in Support of the Egyptian Justice Sector); Iraqi (Training Assistance to the Iraqi Commission for Human Rights), etc.
Mr Pasqua has also worked as a consultant for United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe and various EU funded projects in several countries. Mr Pasqua, as a highly professional, has demonstrated consolidated diplomatic skills not only dealing with academic institutions but also with the main UN Agencies and International Organizations such as UNDP, UNODC, UNHCR, UNICRI, ICC, IMF, EUROPOL, EUROJUST, OSCE, IOM and IDLO.