Regional Conference on Combating Organized Crime and Transnational Threats
Pristina/ Kosovo*, November 18, 2014 - The Department for Security and Public Safety of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (OMiK) in close co-operation with the Kosovo Ministry of Internal Affairs organized a one-day conference having the topic "Regional Co-operation in Combating Organized Crime and Transnational Threats”, on 18th of November 2014 in Pristina/ Kosovo. The conference was a continuation of the efforts to enhance the regional co-operation in order to combat organized crime aiming to bring together various regional law enforcement officers, regional and international institutions and academics from Southeast European region to exchange the best ways and practices on tackling this phenomenon.
INTERPOL HAS BECOME OPERATIONAL PARTNER OF SELEC
MONACO, November 5, 2014 - The ceremony of signing the Cooperation Agreement between SELEC and INTERPOL took place on 5th of November 2014, on the occasion of the 83rd General Assembly of INTERPOL held in Monaco between 3rd - 7th of November 2014. Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, signed the document on behalf of SELEC.
International Criminal Police Organization - INTERPOL has been granted the Operational Partner status with SELEC on 29th of May 2014, during the 8th Session of the SELEC Council held in Bucharest. The purpose of the Agreement is to strengthen the cooperation between SELEC and INTERPOL in preventing and combating, within their powers, the trans-national organized crime.
On this occasion, Mrs. Maleeva emphasized that: “The Agreement which was signed today will facilitate a better cooperation and more future joint investigations between SELEC and INTERPOL and also will permit signatory organizations to make more efficient use of their capabilities by enabling them to jointly prevent, detect, investigate and suppress global and regional criminal offences or violations of law, such as illicit drug trade, trafficking of human beings, smuggling of counterfeit goods and money, terrorism and other forms of organized criminality. It is essential nowadays to create law enforcement strategies together with our partners and to develop a new understanding and perception for combating trans-border crimes and approaching security in the region.”
Interpol has become the third Operational Partner of SELEC following Italian Republic and the United States of America in the process of confirmation of partnership status according to new SELEC Convention. 15 countries and international organizations have also confirmed their Observer status with SELEC, which brings its 12 Member States together in Southeast Europe in their efforts against trans-border organized criminality.
Second Prize granted to Bosnia and Herzegovina for Operation “WALKER II”
BANJA LUKA/ BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, November 5, 2014 - The Ceremony to hand over the Certificate of Honor for the joint operation „WALKER II” was held on 5th of November 2014 at the Republic of Srpska Ministry of Interior Press Conference Room in Banja Luka/ Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Certificate was delivered to Republic of Srpska Police Director, Mr. Gojko Vasic, in the presence of many Police representatives and mass-media.
Bucharest, November 17, 2014 - The Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mrs. Nina Sajic, paid today a visit to SELEC premises, being welcomed by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC.
During the meeting, there were discussed general issues concerning the police and customs cooperation in the region and has been emphasized the contribution of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Center’s activities, including discussions on future enhancement of the cooperation.
|Bucharest, October 23, 2014 - The US State Department Deputy Director for the Office of Central Europe, Mr. Martin McDowell, paid today a visit to SELEC premises, being welcomed by SELEC Management.
During the meeting, there were discussed general issues concerning regional cooperation, SELEC’s achievements in the region, continuance of US interest in SELEC functionality in the future and SELEC’s cooperation with EU agencies.
Bucharest, October 20-21, 2014 - The GUAM delegation consisting of 10 representatives from GUAM Secretariat, Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Republic of Moldova paid a two-day study visit to SELEC Headquarters.
GUAM - Organization for Democracy and Economic Development is an international regional organization which promotes inter alia law enforcement cooperation between GUAM member states within strategic goal to create a common space of integration and safety, strengthening international and regional security and stability.
During the visit there were raised general issues concerning the police and customs cooperation in the region, including discussions on future enhancement of the cooperation and several aspects of countries’ joining SELEC as a member or operational partner. Working and communication systems of SELEC were also presented.