Confiscation of criminal assets, what the head of SPAK, Arben Kraja, warns
Published on: October 14, 2022
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The head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Albania, Arben Kraja, participated in the Second Regional Conference on “Effective Recovery of Assets in Compliance with European Standards” that was held in Podgorica. The conference was held today, while it was organized by the Advice Center on Individual Rights in Europe – AIRE, in cooperation with the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative Secretariat – RAI and the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro.

The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Mr. Dritan Abazovic; Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy, ??Mr. Steve Arrick; Director of the Western Balkans Program of the AIRE center, Mrs. Biljana Braithwaite; Head of the RAI Secretariat, Mrs. Desislava Gotskova; The Minister of Justice of Montenegro, Mr. Marko Adzic; The Minister of the Interior of Montenegro, Filip Adzic, the European Prosecutor EPPO, Jaka Brezigar; Acting Supreme State Prosecutor of Montenegro, Maja Jovanovic; Special Chief Prosecutor of Montenegro, Vladimir Novovic; The Prosecutor of the National Directorate of Anti-Mafia and Anti-Terrorism in Italy, Michele del Prete; Deputy Director of the Office for the Fight against Corruption and Organized Crime of Croatia, USKOK, Marija Vucko; Public Prosecutor of the High Public Prosecutor’s Office of Serbia, Miljko Radisavljevic.

The aim of this project is to encourage regional cooperation through the creation of a regional network of asset recovery professionals who support negotiations between jurisdictions for comprehensive bilateral and multilateral agreements on asset sharing and ongoing capacity.

The head of SPAK presented the experience and results of the work of law enforcement authorities in Albania in the field of identification, seizure and confiscation of criminal assets, as well as making these assets available to increase the work capacities of law enforcement institutions. The region held working meetings with counterpart participants from the countries of the region with the aim of strengthening cooperation in the fight against organized crime, money laundering and corruption in the Western Balkans region.