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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 regarding the SELEC’s main goals, successful operations and achievements was delivered to the audience.

Official visit

Bucharest, May 20, 2015 - Mr. Robert Guirao Bailen, Chief of International Cooperation, Deputy Head of INTERPOL Andorra, paid a courtesy visit to SELEC premises, and had a meeting with Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC, and Mr. Cristian Duta, Director for Operations.

The meeting was a good opportunity to discuss about the Center’s activities and main achievements, as well as about the possibilities of cooperation in the future. It has been pointed out the requirements of being an operational partner or observer to SELEC, as the country’s choice to participate in SELEC operational activities.

Director General of Albanian Police visited SELEC

Bucharest, May 20, 2015 - A delegation from Republic of Albania, formed by Mr. Haki Cako, Director General of Albanian Police, and Mr. Temo Hodaj, Director of INTERPOL Tirana, paid today a courtesy visit to SELEC premises, being welcomed by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC.

On this occasion, the discussions focused on relevant issues concerning the police cooperation in the region, as well as on some specific points of interest due to the current situation in the Middle East, such as foreign fighters and illegal migration. There has been emphasized the contribution of Republic of Albania to the Center’s activities and involvement in the operational outcomes, including discussions on future enhancement of this cooperation. (more)

Minister of Internal Affairs of Republic of Moldova visited SELEC

Bucharest, May 19, 2015 - A delegation from Republic of Moldova, consisting of Mr. Oleg Balan, Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr. Gheorghe Cavcaliuc, Deputy Head of General Inspectorate of Moldovan Police, and Mr. Viorel Tentiu, Deputy Director of International Police Cooperation Center, paid today a courtesy visit to SELEC premises, being welcomed by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC.

Mr. Bahadir presented the activities of the Center - its mission, capabilities and perspectives and underlined the valuable contribution of the Republic of Moldova to the operational outcomes, especially in the fields of human trafficking and cigarette smuggling. On the other side, Mr Balan reassured the readiness of the Moldovan Ministry of Internal Affairs to continue and strengthen the law enforcement cooperation, as well as to provide full support to SELEC’s efforts in combating trans-border organized criminality. (more)

Press Releases

43rd ICPO-INTERPOL European Regional Conference

Bucharest, May 19-21, 2015 - Over 150 law enforcement officials from international and regional organizations gathered in Bucharest for the 43rd ICPO-INTERPOL European Regional Conference to enhance regional responses to the most pressing threats to global security.

The participants adopted a set of measures to facilitate the European cross-border police cooperation, enhance interregional collaboration to dismantle foreign fighter terrorist networks, and promote widespread use of the tools and services of the new INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) to tackle all forms of cybercrime.

SELEC was represented by Mr. Cristian Duţǎ, Director for Operations, who delivered a presentation regarding the Center’s main goals, moving criminals and organized crime groups.

9th Meeting of the Council of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC)

Bucharest, May 7, 2015 - The 9th Meeting of the SELEC Council was organized in Bucharest at SELEC premises, bringing together over 60 delegates from all Members States and partners (Republic of Austria, EUBAM, EUROPOL, INTERPOL, State of Israel, Italian Republic, RCC, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Spain and United States of America).

The session was chaired by Mr. Mátyás Hegyaljai, the representative of Hungary, with the support of Vice Chairman, Mr. Aristeidis Stamoulis, the representative of Hellenic Republic.

On this occasion, issues such as the Annual Activity Report and Audit Report for 2014, the Budget for 2016 as well as the Five-Year Financial Plan for 2015-2019 were examined and endorsed by the SELEC Council. One of the topics on the agenda of the meeting was the election of SELEC’s Director for Legal and Internal Affairs and Director for Operations.

Consequently to the election process, Mrs. Snejana Maleeva from Republic of Bulgaria was reelected as the Director for Legal and Internal Affairs of SELEC for a new three-year mandate.
With almost 30 years of vast experience in legal affairs and international relationships, Mrs. Maleeva declared that "It has been an honor and privilege to work for SELEC and I will continue with the same dedication and devotion for the fulfillment of the objectives of SELEC, which has proven to be one of the most efficient cooperation platforms in the region, responding to the people’s concerns for a safer and secure environment".

At the same time, Mr. Romulus-Nicolae Ungureanu from Romania was elected as the Director for Operations of SELEC for a three-year mandate. Mr. Ungureanu has a solid experience in judiciary and international cooperation and relations, with a particular focus on combating human trafficking.
"I am firmly convinced that enhancing regional and international police and customs cooperation, developing and strengthening operational capacity of SELEC and embracing and implementing new and innovative techniques and technologies in the field of investigations, in an intelligence police led approach and efficient use of available resources, will benefit the Member States and will effectively contribute to the maintaining and developing an area of security and justice, by decisively tackling and dismantling the organized crime groups operating in Southeast Europe", underlined Mr. Ungureanu.

Strategic Operational Meeting organized by SELEC and EUBAM

Odessa/ Ukraine, April 22, 2015 - SELEC and EUBAM jointly organized a Strategic Operational Meeting among the main vectors in combating illegal migration in the Black Sea area. On 22nd of April 2015, at the EUBAM Headquarters in Odessa, the representatives from the specialized units in combating illegal migration from Republic of Bulgaria, Romania, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Republic of Turkey gathered together in order to evaluate the current situation of the illegal migration on the Black Sea, in the light of the recent events related to illegal migration on maritime routes.

The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Ambassador Andrew Tesoriere – Deputy Head of Mission and Mr. Eliodor Tanislav – Romanian Police Liaison Officer to SELEC/ Manager of the Task Force Mirage on Countering Trafficking in Human Beings and Illegal Migrants.
Mr. Anatol Postica, Moldavian Police Liaison Officer to SELEC and Mr. Murat Caliskan, Turkish Police Liaison Officer to SELEC also attended the meeting.

During the event, the participants presented the state of play within their jurisdiction regarding the illegal migration via the Black Sea, as well as coordinated efforts, strategies and resources in order to prevent and combat more efficient this phenomena in the area.

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