The 24th SELEC Council session

The 24th session of the SELEC Council was held on the 30th of May 2024 at the SELEC Headquarters in Bucharest/Romania, with the participation of the Council members from all SELEC Member States, Operational Partners, Observers as well as SELEC Management, Liaison Officers and members of the Staff.

According to the alphabetical rotation procedure, the Chairmanship of the Council belonged to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the meeting being chaired by Mr. Sanjin ŠAKIĆ, Head of Department for International Cooperation, Ministry of Interior of Republic of Srpska.

As 2024 marks SELEC’s 25th anniversary, Dr. Oğuz Serkant AKIN, Director General of SELEC, welcomed the participants and presented last year’s achievements, expressing appreciation for the contribution of all authorities and persons to the success of SELEC. A video compiling all the congratulation messages (uploaded on the SELEC YouTube channel) received from the law enforcement authorities was presented, as well as the anniversary logos that participated at the logo competition launched by SELEC with this occasion.

SELEC Report for 2023 was presented by Mrs. Tanja LEVAJKOVIKJ, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, and by Mr. Romulus N. UNGUREANU, Director for Operations; the public version of this report being available here.

Besides the budgetary issues, an important topic on the agenda of the session was the request of the National Bureau of Investigation of Albania to become SELEC’s Operational Partner, request that was endorsed by the Council.

The Council is the highest decision-making body of SELEC consisting in high-level representatives of SELEC Member States.