Europol Joint Action Days – 34 countries fighting organised crime

Europol Joint Action Days – 34 countries fighting organised crime

A total of 34 countries teamed up last week to combat organised and serious international crime originating from Southeast Europe as part of joint action days (JAD). The four-day operation supported by Europol was aimed at tackling illegal immigration and the trafficking of firearms and drugs, which are key priorities of the European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats (EMPACT). Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans – IPA 2019 project was one of the international partners in this action.

See more on  https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/166-arrested-in-international-crackdown-against-crime-in-southeast-europe

Efficient cooperation with the Public Prosecutor`s Office of North Macedonia

Efficient cooperation with the Public Prosecutor`s Office of North Macedonia

On September 23, the Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans – IPA 2019 project team based in North Macedonia met Mr. Ljubomir Joveski, Public Prosecutor of the Republic of North Macedonia to discuss the potentials of future cooperation. The novelties of the current project phase (7.2020-6.2023) were presented to Mr. Joveski, including the possibilities to submit project ideas in response to the Technical Assistance Facility Call for proposals, project’s support to the NMK EUROJUST Liaison Public Prosecutor and project’s intent to enhance the collaboration between the Public Prosecution Offices in the Western Balkan and relevant EU networks. Mr. Joveski warmly welcomed the team and the new project phase while stressing the importance of project support to the work of the PPO office and commending the efficient cooperation undertaken so far. 

Chief BiH Prosecutor meets project representatives

Chief BiH Prosecutor meets project representatives

Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecution Office BiH, Gordana Tadic, met with representatives of the Project Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans – IPA 2019 with the objective to sum up activities and achieved results from the previous phase which was financed by IPA 2017, as well as to plan the future activities in BiH, in cooperation with countries of the Western Balkans and in cooperation with EU institutions and networks of importance for the fight against OC.

The Chief Prosecutor spoke with Malci Gabrijelcic, leaving resident EU prosecutor of this project and Alenka Ranzinger, which was appointed as the new resident EU prosecutor, together with the legal advisor for BiH, Amina Mašović.

The CSCWB – IPA 2019 project is of high importance for the PPO BiH and for the rule of law process, especially for the prosecutors and empoloyees of the Special Devision for OC, economic crime and corruption, which are actively participating in numerous international operations aiming to fight cross-border crime, together with partner institutions from regional countries and the EU.