The FIIAPP ends one of its twinning programmes in Albania with great success
The Twinning programme“Support in the fight against money laundering and the investigation of financial crimes”, on which the FIIAPP has been working, ended this month. The close was presided over by the Head of the EU Delegation and the Albanian Finance and Internal Affairs Ministers. The event also included the presentation of a practical guide drawn up by Spanish civil servants of the IEF, SEPBLAC, CGPJ, the Police, the Civil Guard and the Public Prosecutor. This contains different typologies of sentences and procedures for the persecution of financial crimes.
The official statistics in the country reflect an increase in the number of investigations of crimes related to money laundering and financial crimes since the launch of the project. Awareness has also increased among the institutions involved in the project, strengthening coordination and the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of these kinds of crimes.
In addition, the project has led to the approval of new legal amendments and the presentation to the Council of Ministers of the new “anti-mafia” law.
The project lasted 26 months and received funding of 1,500,000 euros from the EU.