Fifteenth Conference of the SEEPAG

Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 10-11, 2009

On the 10-11 of November, the representatives of SEEPAG held their bi-annual meeting, in Sarajevo, under the Bosnian Chairmanship.  The SEEPAG Conference brought together practitioners to share experiences in the field of prosecution cooperation in criminal matters, sharing specific case studies in order to highlight good practices and challenges, including a case where SEEPAG relationships were instrumental in coordinating a sustained two-country investigation of a violent organized criminal group.  Several other organizations attended and participated in the meeting, including the SECI Center, Eurojust, the European Judicial Network,  Proseco’s Project Manager (Council of Europe), and the Regional Cooperation Council.  At the end of this 15th SEEPAG Conference, the Chairmanship was transferred to Bulgaria to lead the organization during 2010.  Mr. Tsvetomir Yosifov, Bulgaria’s representative, will become the SEEPAG Chairman as of January 1, 2010.  Mr. Yosifov presented a plaquette of appreciation to Mr. Bozo Mihajlovic, the Bosnian SEEPAG representative, who has served as SEEPAG chairman during 2009.