In the framework of the IPA2010 project “Fight against organised crime and corruption: strengthening the Western Balkans Prosecutors’ Network”, CILC organised a study visit for 14 prosecutors and policemen from the 7 beneficiary countries (Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) to Bucharest, Romania between 2 and 4 April 2014.
Participants had the opportunity to learn about how Romania is dealing with organised crime and corruption at prosecutorial and police level while visiting the Office of the Prosecutor General, the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) and the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT). Prosecutor General Tiberiu-Mihail Nitu welcomed the opportunity to present the way in which Romania is tackling organised crime and corruption as a new EU Member State and confirmed Romania’s availability to further support the Western Balkans Prosecutors’ Network as needed. Participants in the study visit were particularly impressed with the performance of the Romanian National Anticorruption Directorate.
The tour also included a visit to the South East European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC), also based in Bucharest. Participants were accompanied during the visit on behalf of the IPA project by Henk Marquart Scholtz (Senior Project Leader) and Eric Vincken (Project Manager International).
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and ICJ Advisory opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.