EU-ACT Ukraine organized a Seminar in Financial Investigations, Beneficial Ownership, Asset Recovery and Organized Crime in Kiev, from 9th to 10th October 2018.
This seminar is the wrap-up of a mirror activity hosted by CITCO (Centro de Inteligencia contra el Terrorismo y el Crimen Organizado) last February in Madrid, Spain.
Both activities were conducted jointly by EU-ACT (EU Action against Drugs and Organised Crime), EUACI (EU Anti-corruption Imitative) and EUAM (EU Advisory mission) with the participation of all relevant Ukrainian institutions: Special Anti-corruption Prosecutor´s Office (SAPO), National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Asset Recovery and Management Agency (ARMA), State Fiscal Monitoring Service of Ukraine (SFMS), Prosecutor General´s Office (PGO), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA), National Police of Ukraine (NPU), State Fiscal Service (SFS), State Border Guard Service (SBGS) and Security Service of Ukraine (SSU). Experts from Spain, Ireland, Sweden and Bulgaria shared with local practitioners best practices and case studies.
The main conclusion of the seminar is that Financial Investigations is a powerful tool to fight any kind of offence and it is especially adequate in combating Drug trafficking and OC. Cooperation is also essential: national and international cooperation; formal and above all informal cooperation among experts.