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Visit of prosecutors within EJTN programme

On 8th of November 2016, the SELEC Management received at SELEC Headquarters the visit of a group of prosecutors from Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Moldova, Poland and Kingdom of Spain, in the framework of the experience exchange programme organized by European Judicial Training Network (EJTN).

Participants were briefed about SELEC and SEEPAG, their mission, mechanism of functioning, activities and role in the law enforcement and prosecutorial cooperation in Southeast Europe.

The main objective of the EJTN programme is to learn practical issues about the countries’ judicial systems through direct contacts, exchange of views, experiences and expertise.


Visit of prosecutors within European Judicial Training Network programme


Bucharest, September 23th, 2016 - In the framework of the experience exchange programme organized by European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), a group of prosecutors from Germany, Latvia, Republic of Moldova, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden visited SELEC, being welcomed by Mr. Toni Jakimovski, Director General of SELEC, who briefed the participants about SELEC’s mission, structure, activities and results and mentioned about the role of prosecutors in conducting criminal investigations and the contribution of the SEEPAG Members to the Member States’ investigations supported by SELEC.

Visit of the Prosecutor General of Romania to SELEC

Bucharest, September 15th, 2016 - The Director General of SELEC, Mr. Toni Jakimovski, received today the visit of Mr. Augustin Lazar, General Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania.

Mr. Jakimovski presented the Center, its mission and way of functioning, the current activities developed in the framework of its eight Task Forces as well as mentioned about SEEPAG and the involvement of the SEEPAG prosecutors in the investigations conducted by the SELEC Member States, with SELEC support.

Within the visit, the Prosecutor General also met the Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, who presented more in details the structure, functioning and achievements of SEEPAG and the contribution of Romania to this prosecutorial network.

46th Plenary meeting of the European Judicial Network

The Director for Legal and Internal Affairs of SELEC, Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, participated at the 46th Plenary meeting of the European Judicial Network, Workshop on judicial cooperation between the EU and the candidate/associated/third countries, that was held during 7-9 June 2016, under The Netherlands Presidency of the Council of European Union.

During her intervention, Mrs. Maleeva stated that SEEPAG is a good example of effective judicial cooperation between EU and non- EU states, operating in the Southeast European region since 2003. Having regard the topic related to joint investigation teams, Mrs. Maleeva mentioned that in order to promote and facilitate the establishment of joint investigation teams between European Union countries and other non-EU countries, the next SEEPAG Conference, to be held in September 2016, will be dedicated to this subject.


Visit of prosecutors within European Judicial Training Network programme

Bucharest, June 1st 2016 - In the framework of the experience exchange programme organized by European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), a group of prosecutors from France, Germany and The Netherlands visited SELEC, being welcomed by Mrs. Sonia Schachter, Legal Officer and SEEPAG Secretary, and Mr. Robert Patrancus, Criminal Analyst, who briefed the delegation about SELEC and SEEPAG role in regional cooperation, emphasizing  the way of functioning, the support provided to the Member States, the law enforcement and prosecutorial collaboration among the countries, through the Liaison Officers and the SEEPAG Members.

Improving International Cooperation on Cybercrime

Tbilisi/ Georgia, 14-16 of December, 2015 - Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs of SELEC, participated in the Second International Meeting organised by the Council of Europe in the framework of the project CyberCrime@EAP II on Improving International Cooperation on Cybercrime in the Eastern Partnership region.

The meeting brought together more than 40 criminal justice officials and experts on cybercrime. The main goal of the meeting and of the project is to support countries of the Eastern Partnership region in developing stronger institutional structures and improved capacity for handling police-to-police cooperation and mutual legal assistance, in line with the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime.

Mrs. Snejana Maleeva made an extensive presentation about the role, structure and functions of SEEPAG and SELEC, underlining that SEEPAG is a successful example of judicial cooperation in the Southeast European region for more than twelve years. Mrs. Maleeva also mentioned the activities and results of SELEC in the framework of its Financial and Computer Crime Task Force.

The project Cybercrime EAP II implemented by the Council of Europe aims to optimize the regional and international cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the participating countries, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.












European Judicial Network plenary session

The 45th plenary meeting of the European Judicial Network (EJN) took place in Luxembourg, in the period 18-20 November 2015, with the participation of EJN contact points from the EU Member States, EU associated and candidates’ countries, as well as representatives from Eurojust, the European Commission, the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU and partner organizations, including SEEPAG, which was represented by Mrs. Snejana MALEEVA, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs.

The main topic of the meeting was “Procedural rights in judicial cooperation in criminal matters”. Furthermore, practical matters on the so-called ABC Directives: Directive on the Right to Interpretation and Translation in Criminal Proceedings (2010/64/EU), Directive on the Right to Information in Criminal Proceedings (2012/13/EU), and Directive on the right to have access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and the right to communicate upon arrest (2013/48/EU) were discussed during the session.

The European Judicial Network is a network of national contact points. The role of the network is to improve, facilitate and speed up international judicial cooperation and ensure the proper execution of mutual legal assistance and mutual recognition requests, as well as to assist in establishing direct contacts between competent judicial authorities.

Visit of the participants to the European Policy for Security and Defense Course

Bucharest, October 28, 2015 - In the framework of the training course organized by the Romanian National Internal Affairs College jointly with the European College of Security and Defense a group of 45 participants paid a visit to SELEC Headquarters being welcomed by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, SELEC Director General.

The participants from EU Member States, EU institutions and third states included in European Neighborhood Policy were briefed about the work and achievements of SELEC, its mission and functioning, as well as about SEEPAG, its role and structure, during the meeting being underlined the fact that SELEC is a unique organization that brings together police, customs and the judiciary.


Official Visit

Bucharest, September 15, 2015 - A GCC-Criminal Information Center to Combat Drugs’ delegation consisting of 4 representatives (Brigadier Saqr Rashid Al Meraikhi, Director of the GCC-CICCD, Mubaruk Bin Hawial Al Merry, Adviser to the Director, Lt. Colonel Yaqoub  Saleimeen Al Habsy, Liaison Officer from Sultanate of Oman, and Saeed Musleh AlDubiea, Head of the Arab and international cooperation unit) paid a visit to SELEC Headquarters on 15th of September 2015, being welcomed by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC, and Ms. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs.

GCC - Criminal Information Center to Combat Drugs was set up in 2007 with its headquarters located in Doha, State of Qatar. The Center was established in recognition of the serious threats resulting from the illicit trafficking of drugs in the region and complying with the aspirations of the member states for upgrading and unifying their systems of information exchange.
The mission of the organization is to develop and enhance cooperation and coordination between member states in combating drugs and psychotropic substances and chemical precursors and related crimes. The member states are: United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar and State of Kuwait.

On this occasion, the guests were briefed about SELEC and SEEPAG successful activities, including discussions on future enhancement of the cooperation between the two organizations on fields of common interest.



44th Plenary Meeting of the European Judicial Network

Riga/Latvia, June 28-30, 2015 - Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs of SELEC, attended the 44th Plenary Meeting of the European Judicial Network, which took place in Riga/ Latvia on 28th - 30th of June 2015, under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, gathering more than 120 participants.

SEEPAG network is part of the Vilnius Memorandum adopted in 2013 which envisages the need for enhancing the collaboration and improving the interconnection between the European Judicial Network and similar judicial cooperation networks in criminal matters.

During the meeting, the discussions also emphasized that the fight against transnational crime, and organized crime in particular, can only be tackled through global, coordinated action which requires close judicial cooperation between countries, including through efficiently working judicial networks.

Working Visit

Bucharest, June 10, 2015 - Through the European Judicial Training Network exchange programme, a group of 9 prosecutors from Federal Republic of Germany, Italian Republic, the Netherlands, Republic of Poland, Portuguese Republic, Romania and Kingdom of Spain, visited SELEC Headquarters in Bucharest/Romania.

Mr. Robert Patrancus, Assistant Criminal Analyst, briefed the participants about how the SELEC works, its latest successful operations and projects, while Mrs. Sonia Schachter, Legal Assistant and SEEPAG Secretary, made an overview about the activities of the prosecutors’ network SEEPAG and its efficient functionining under SELEC umbrella, mentioning the benefits of such law enforcement and judicial cooperation in the Southeast European region.



Working Visit

Bucharest, May 20, 2015 - A group of 6 prosecutors from Germany, Spain and Romania, visited SELEC Headquarters on 20th of May 2015, in the framework of an experience exchange programme in Romania coordinated by the European Judicial Training Network. The guests were welcomed by SELEC representatives: Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, Mr. Cristian Duta, Director for Operations, and Mrs. Sonia Schachter, Legal Assistant and SEEPAG Secretary.

During the meeting, the successful activities of the prosecutors’ network SEEPAG functioning under SELEC auspices aiming to facilitate the judicial cooperation in trans-border crime investigations and cases were presented to the foreign magistrates. At the same time, a comprehensive presentation regardingthe SELEC’s main goals, successful operations and achievements was delivered to the audience.



Working Visit

Bucharest, March 26, 2015 - SELEC Management welcomed today a Belgian prosecutorial delegation headed by Mr. Eric Bisschop, Deputy Federal Prosecutor of Belgium, who paid a working visit to the Center’s premises within the framework of the annual session of consultations organized in Bucharest between the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism and Federal Prosecutor’s Office of Belgium.

On this occasion, the quests were briefed about SELEC and SEEPAG activities. The modalities of the regional law enforcement cooperation and Belgian attendance to SEEPAG meetings were also discussed during the visit.



43rd Plenary Meeting of the European Judicial Network

Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs of SELEC, attended the 43rd Plenary Meeting of the European Judicial Network (EJN), organized in Rome/Italy on 19th – 21st of November 2014, under the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Over 100 delegates from 32 European countries and also Canada and USA, as well as representatives from European Commission, Council of the European Union, Center for International Legal Cooperation and SEEPAG took part in the event.

Considering that the fight against transnational crimes, and organized crime in particular, necessarily requires a transnational collaboration among those countries that are directly affected by these phenomena, the discussions of the meeting tackled the topic of EJN cooperation with third countries, with a focus on Western Balkans and Latin America.

On this occasion, Mrs. Maleeva briefed the participants about the successful activities carried out under SEEPAG, as an important judicial mechanism in the field of international cooperation for combating and prosecuting trans-border organized crimes.


Working Visit

Bucharest, October 15, 2014 - A group of 10 prosecutors from Bulgaria, France, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden paid a visit to SELEC premises, in the framework of an experience exchange programme conducted in Romania and coordinated by the European Judicial Training Network.

During the meeting, the foreign magistrates were briefed about SELEC and SEEPAG, in terms of organizations’ main goals, resources, how they are structured and managed, successful cases and achivements. It was also highlighted the importance of involving the prosecutors in criminal investigations and cases, this cooperation representing an efficient mechanism for combating trans-border criminality in the Southeast European region.













Working Visit

Bucharest, September 9, 2014 – A group of 17 US officers acting in the field of rule of law programs from countries/organizations from the Balkans and EUCOM visited SELEC Headquarters and were welcomed by the SELEC Management (Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General, Mr. Cristian Duta, Director for Operations, and Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs). The US delegation was accompanied by Ms. Monica Custura, USDOJ/ OPDAT Legal Advisor at SELEC.

The guests were briefed about the activities of the Center and best practice examples of police and customs cooperation in the region, as well as about the activities of the prosecutors’ network SEEPAG. The Liaison Officers at SELEC also attended the meeting for an open dialogue related to law enforcement cooperation, programs and common interests in the region.

Working Visit

Bucharest, September 2, 2014 – Through the European Judicial Training Network exchange programme, the Italian Prosecutor Giancarlo Ferrucci visited SELEC Headquarters in Bucharest/ Romania, being welcomed by Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, SELEC Director for Legal and Internal Affairs.

The representatives from the Embassy of Italian Republic, Mr. Antonio Perrotta, Advisor to SELEC, and Mr. Ruggero Gianfelici, Liaison Officer, also attended the meeting jointly organized with the High Court of Cassation and Justice of Romania.

SEEPAG Secretariat briefed Mr. Ferrucci about the activities of the prosecutors’ network SEEPAG and its successful functionining under SELEC umbrella, mentioning the benefits of such law enforcement and judicial cooperation in the Southeast European region.

OSCE Conference on „Enhancing Cross-border Co-operation of the Criminal Justice System in Combating Transnational Crime in the OSCE Area”

Vienna/ Austria, 17 - 18 June 2014 - Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, SELEC Director for Legal and Internal Affairs and SEEPAG representative, participated at the OSCE Annual Police Experts Meeting, held in Vienna, on 17th - 18th of June 2014.

The event addressed the topic of direct cross-border co-operation between police and other elements of the criminal justice system, such as border and customs agencies, prosecutors and judges, aiming to provide a platform for national authorities to exchange views as well as to improve the inter-ministerial mechanisms of cooperation in view of speeding up the joint responses against transnational criminal activities.

The meeting was dedicated to the different forms and possibilities of cross-border co-operation. On the basis of concrete examples, best practices of co-operation mechanisms involving law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and judges were presented and the challenges of such co-operation discussed.

Mrs. Maleeva delivered a comprehensive presentation about the successful functionining and activity of the prosecutors’ network SEEPAG, under SELEC auspices, mentioning the benefits of such law enforcement and judicial cooperation in the Southeast European region.

During the meeting, the excellent collaboration between SELEC and SEEPAG, aiming to obtain greater efficiency and optimization of the investigative activities, was presented as a good example of cooperation in order to prevent and combat trans-border criminality.

Working Visit

Bucharest, May 7, 2014 - On 7th of May 2014, through the European Judicial Training Network exchange programme, a group of eight prosecutors from Germany, Italy, Poland and Romania paid a working visit to the SELEC Headquarters in Bucharest/ Romania being welcomed by the SELEC Management and by the SEEPAG Secretariat.

Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, briefed the participants about SEEPAG, its activities, meetings, benefits and external relations, whilst Mr. Cristian Duta, Director for Operations, informed about how the SELEC Center works, and about its latest successful operations and projects.

During the visit, it was highlighted the development of SEEPAG, as it is a more operational judicial network, its visibility being significantly increased, and the participation in its bi-annual conferences was enlarged by inviting representatives of the prosecution services of the SELEC’s partner states, as well as from Eurojust and European Judicial Network.

According to the previous practice, these kind of study visits organized in the framework of the European Judicial Training Network programme take place twice per year, so that the next visit is expected to take place in the Autumn of 2014, by this more practitioners having the opportunity to learn about SELEC and SEEPAG, their functioning in the Southeast European region for more than a decade.












Working Visit

Bucharest, April 2, 2014 - In the frame of the EU/IPA 2010 Project “Fight against organized crime and corruption: strengthening the prosecutors’ network”, a group of 18 prosecutors from Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Romania and Republic of Serbia, paid a visit to SELEC premises, being welcomed by Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, and Mr. Cristian Duta, Director for Operations of SELEC.

The participants were briefed about SEEPAG and SELEC's objectives and structure, as well as about the successful activities carried out under SEEPAG and SELEC auspices and the benefits of such law enforcement and judicial cooperation in the Southeast European region.












Meeting addressing the international judicial cooperation in criminal matters

The 41st Plenary Meeting of the European Judicial Network (EJN) was held in Vilnius on 19th - 21st of November 2013, under the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

SEEPAG was represented at the meeting by Ms. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs of SELEC, who also briefed the participants about the successful functioning, under SELEC auspices, of the prosecutors’ network.

The main purpose of the EJN Plenary meeting was to provide a forum for discussions on legal cooperation in criminal matters with third countries, including Eastern partnership countries, in order to enhance collaboration and coordination between EJN, other judicial networks and similar structures and third countries.

During the meeting there was presented and discussed the Memorandum on the need for enhancing the collaboration and improving the interconnection between the EJN and similar judicial cooperation networks in criminal matters, SEEPAG being included in the mentioned Memorandum, as one of the prosecutorial network with which EJN wants to further develop the cooperation.

Working Visit to the SELEC Premises

Bucharest, November 20, 2013 - Through the European Judicial Training Network exchange programme, a group of eleven prosecutors from Bulgaria, France, Romania, Slovakia and Spain visited SELEC Headquarters in Bucharest/ Romania.

Representatives of SELEC and SEEPAG Secretariat made an extensive overview about both organizations' objectives, structure and activities, underlining the successful operations carried out under SELEC and SEEPAG auspices and the benefits of such law enforcement and judicial cooperation in the Southeast European region.

It was also mentioned that at the last SEEPAG meeting, besides the SEEPAG Members, representatives from all SELEC partners were invited to attend with a view to further develop the collaboration at prosecutorial level.

SEEPAG has developed its good relations with European Judicial Network as the cooperation between judicial networks is essential in tackling more efficiently transnational organized crime.


Joint meeting focusing on co-operation in the field of justice and home affairs

Bucharest, November 12, 2013 – The Moldavian authorities organized today at SELEC premises a joint meeting addressing the co-operation in the field of justice and home affairs with foreign partners, including Southeast European countries and international organizations, in order to fight more efficiently trans-border organized criminality.

The Police and Customs Liaison Officers from Republic of Albania, Republic of Bulgaria, Hellenic Republic, Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Republic of Serbia, as well as representatives of Kingdom of Belgium, Czech Republic, French Republic, Italian Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, USA and SEEPAG attended the meeting.

Mr. Cristian Duta, Director for Operations of SELEC, welcomed the participants and  underlined that the meeting was an excellent occasion to exchange ideas and discuss about the implementation of the driven reforms and benchmarks, particularly those set out in the EU-Moldova Visa Liberalization Action Plan.

     

Working Visit to the SELEC Headquarters

Bucharest, October 16, 2013 - A group of 10 prosecutors from Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovenia and Spain visited the SELEC premises, being welcomed by Mr. Cristian Duta, Director for Operations, and Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs. This visit was included in the experience exchange Program organized for the prosecutors in Bucharest and coordinated by the European Judicial Training Network.

The foreign magistrates were informed about SELEC and SEEPAG, the briefing providing an overview in terms of organization’s main goals, resources, how they are structured and managed, successful cases and achievements.

Mr. Duta highlighted the advantages and benefits for any country or international organization and body to become an observer or operational partner of SELEC and to cooperate with the Center in order to prevent and combat trans-border crimes.


Seminar on Mutual Legal Assistance in South East Europe

Bucharest, June 20, 2013 - The Seminar on Mutual Legal Assistance in South East Europe: Cases, Instruments, Practical Tools was organized by the Academy of European Law in cooperation with the General Prosecutor’s Office of Romania, being attended by prosecutors from Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Republic of Serbia and Ukraine.

The seminar aimed to contribute to better cross-border cooperation in criminal matters in the area of Southeast European region.

SELEC was represented at the seminar by Ms. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, who briefed the participants on SELEC’s mission, activities, perspectives and goals, emphasizing the Center’s crucial role in the international law enforcement environment.















Working Visit to SELEC Headquarters
Bucharest, May 16, 2013 - A group of 25 judges and prosecutors from Republic of Turkey paid a working visit to SELEC premises, being welcomed by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General, and Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs.

The participants were briefed about SELEC and SEEPAG, their missions, goals and functioning, also providing concrete examples of successful joint operations conducted within SELEC. It was highlighted that the cooperation between the law enforcement authorities and prosecutors represents an important mechanism for combating trans-border organized criminality, to the benefit of the Member States.


Visit to SELEC Headquarters
Bucharest, November 7th, 2012 - Through the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), a group of ten magistrates from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain paid a working visit to SELEC Headquarters. They received useful information about SEEPAG and SELEC, their missions, goals and functioning, as well as about the newest developments on the SEEPAG website.






Visit to the SELEC Headquarters

Bucharest, October 10th, 2012 - Mr. Louis Guirola - Chief United State District Judge, paid a visit to the SELEC Headquarters and met Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC, and Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, SELEC Director for Legal and Internal Affairs. On this occasion, Mr. Guirola awarded a placque to Mr. Bahadir.

During the visit, there were discussed the future activities of SEEPAG as well as the regional police cooperation in general.

Mr. Guirola will have a presentation to the next SEEPAG Meeting "The relation between the Prosecution Offices and the Media", which will take place on 17th - 18th of October 2012 in Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
















Working Visit to the SELEC Headquarters

Bucharest, June 6th, 2012 - A group of six Prosecutors from France, Germany, Italy and Poland, participating in an experience exchange program coordinated by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), paid a working visit to the SELEC Headquarters.

It is the second time, when SELEC was visited through this exchange programme, organized with the support of the Romanian Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Department of International Judicial Co-operation, International Relations and Programmes.

Mr. Petros Petroff, SELEC’s Director for Operations, welcomed the participants and introduced SEEPAG and SELEC, their missions, goals and functioning. The newly developed website was also presented; the foreign magistrates receiving with great interest the information provided.

Mr. Petroff continued by providing concrete examples of successful joint operations conducted within SELEC and also highlighted the importance of involving the prosecutors in criminal investigations and cases, mentioning that this is one of the objectives for the future, to bring closer the members of the Southeast European Prosecutors Advisory Group (SEEPAG).


Study Visit to the SELEC Headquarters

Bucharest, March 22nd, 2012 - In the framework of  the implementation of the European Convention on Extradition, a delegation consisting of 18 Turkish organized crime prosecutors and judges paid today a study visit to SELEC Headquarters in Bucharest/Romania. The meeting was facilitated by the Turkish Ministry of Justice and Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission (TAIEX), being hosted by SELEC.

During the visit, the members of the delegation were introduced to the law enforcement cooperation created under the coordination of SELEC, along with the presentation of concrete cases. As well, discussions were held on how Turkey can improve its cooperation with SELEC on the prosecutorial side.

In the second part of the visit, the discussions were focused on the Southeast European Prosecutors Advisory Group (SEEPAG):

  • Description of the structure, coordination and functions of SEEPAG;
  • General overview on the legal basis for the cooperation between prosecutors and law enforcement agencies among SEEPAG Member Countries;
  • Exchange of views and sharing of best practices in areas of common interest such as the enhancement of criminal justice measures within SEEPAG Member Countries and Turkey.
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Strengthening national and regional capacities in freezing, seizure, confiscation and management of proceeds of crime, Sofia, Bulgaria

SOFIA, November 29th - The Regional Workshop “Strengthening national and regional capacities in freezing, seizure, confiscation and management of proceeds of crime”, co-organized by UNODC and SEEPAG, in Sofia, between 29th of November  - 1st of December, aimed to improve international cooperation and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters. The representatives of SEEPAG member states, Eurojust, OSCE, as well as experts from France, Italy and USA shared their national models and the challenges they face in practice. The workshop was moderated by Mrs. Carla Ciavarella, UNODC Regional Programme Coordinator for SEE and Mr. Tsvetomir Yosifov, the SEEPAG Chairman.

Meeting SEEPAG Member's Practices on the Implementation of IT in Justice

ANKARA, November 26th - The meeting organized jointly by the SECI Center and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Turkey, under the Bulgarian Chairmanship, was held on the 26 November 2010 in Ankara, Turkey, with the kind participation of Mr. Galip Tuncay Tutar, Deputy Undersecretary of Turkish Ministry of Justice and Mr.  Mesut Orta, Deputy Head of Information Technologies Department.
Mr. Orta gave a presentation of the Integrated Justice System Practice - UYAP - succesfully implemented in Turkish judicial network, explaining about its benefits and efficiency. Further on, the SEEPAG Members discussed about the possibility to connect through such a system and decided that a legal base should be first established. The Director of the SECI Center- Mr. Gurbuz Bahadir- encouraged the members to use the SECI Center secured channels.
During the meeting, Mr. Ibrahim Gul, Head of Legal and Internal Department, being at the end of his mandate,  received a plaquette of appreciation for his support and involvement in the work of the South East European Prosecutors Advisory Group.
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- Workshop on Law Enforcement Cooperation in its Prosecutorial Context, 22/23rd of June 2010

BUCHAREST, June 24th - SECI Regional Center for Combating Transborder Crime organized, together with Southeast European Prosecutors Advisory Group, SEEPAG, a two-day „Workshop on Law Enforcement Cooperation in its Prosecutorial Context”.  The meeting was attended by SEEPAG members, public prosecutors and judges from each member states, representatives of observers and partners, such as RCC and U.S. Department of Justice.
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- Workshop Bulgaria, November, 2006;

- Workshop Skopje, 25/26th of January 2007;

On 25-26 January 2007, the Academy for Training Judges and Prosecutors and their Deputies of the Republic of Macedonia, the Association of Public Prosecutors of Republic of Macedonia in cooperation with the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Program - OPDAT and the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe Initiative to fight Organized Crime (SPOC) organized in Skopje a workshop having as a topic the "International cooperation in criminal matters/The role of the SECI Center, SEEPAG, EUROJUST, European Judicial Network, Europol and Interpol, having as a target prosecutors, judges and law enforcement officers".

- Workshop Bucharest, 23rd of February 2007;

With the support and cooperation of the SPOC Secretariat a workshop was held on 23rd of February 2007 at the SECI Center premises in the Palace of the Parliament Building Bucharest having as a theme the "International Cooperation in Criminal Matters/The role of SECI Center, SEEPAG and EUROJUST". The workshop had as a target the Romanian prosecutors organized by the Romanian National SEEPAG Member to support his work and who will act as national focal points within Romania for the Romanian SEEPAG prosecutor. The main objective of the meeting was to promote the cooperation between the SECI Centre and the SEEPAG as an important mechanism in the field of international cooperation for combating and prosecuting transborder organized crime.

- Donation of video-conference equipment;

- Chairman's visit to the SECI Center and Romanian authorities;

On March 14-16, 2007, Mr. B. Tufan Turan, Chairman of SEEPAG, visited the SECI Center. During the working visit he was briefed about the Centers' activities and the involvement of the SECI Center with regard to the SEEPAG. Also he had fruitful meetings with the representatives of Romanian Ministry of Justice, Romanian General Prosecutors Office, Embassy of Turkey, as well as with the representatives of SPOC Secretariat.
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- Bulgaria, May 7-11, 2007, Five roundtable sessions with the topic: "Introduction to SEEPAG"