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Created: 2018.07.12 / Updated: 2018.07.12 10:58

Lithuanian, German and Polish experts will share their experience in strengthening the system of prevention and combating money laundering and terrorism financing in Moldova

Financial Crime Investigation Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Supreme Court of Lithuania, Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania together with Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland, University for Public Administration in Bremen (Germany) and Central Project Management Agency (CPMA) were awarded the EU Twinning project “Enhancing the system of prevention and combating money laundering and terrorism financing“ in the Republic of Moldova.

Lithuania as a leading partner, Germany and Poland as junior partners will implement the EU Twinning project during 36 months. Head of the institutions together with experts will share their experience in order to strengthening the system of prevention and combating money laundering and terrorism financing by developing analytical and operational capacities, creating special data bases, establishing national supervision mechanisms, strengthening investigation capacities of law enforcement agencies. The European Union provides the budget of 2 mln. Euros and CPMA will be responsible for financial -administrative management of the project.

Since 2010 Lithuanian authorities alone or in consortium with the other EU member states have been successfully awarded the implementation of 9 EU-funded Twinning projects in Moldova in the fields of food safety, health and veterinary, consumer rights, public administration reform and pharmaceutical activity regulation.

European Commission-funded EU Twinning program brings together the EU countries to share their experience and best practices with the peer institutions of the beneficiary countries with the aim to strengthen their administrative capacity and implement necessary reforms. Lithuania has been providing expertise assistance following EU Twinning programme since 2004 and has won 90 Twinning project selections.