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ÎNALTA CURTE DE CASAȚIE ȘI JUSTIȚIE

 
IMPARȚIALITATE·INTEGRITATE·EFICIENȚĂ
October, 22nd, 2010
No. 555/VIII/3

Press release

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia in co-operation with the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) organized on 20th – 22nd October 2010 the expert seminar entitled "Effective Means of Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption".
The General Prosecutor of Romania Mrs. Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the Chief Prosecutor of DNA Mr. Daniel Morar and the representatives of several international organizations took part in the opening of this seminar.
The General Prosecutor of Romania stated that the fight against corruption constitutes a priority and its success depends on ensuring the logistics and the human and material resources and also on the existence of a sound legislative framework. The General Prosecutor of Romania emphasized the efficient activity of DNA, related both to the number of the cases sent to trial and also to the position of the indicted persons. Mrs. Kövesi underlined that the increasing trust of citizens is shown by the growing number of corruption denouncements.
The Chief Prosecutor of DNA stated that the subject of fighting corruption has been reintroduced on the international agenda for the last 20 years and in Romania for the last 10 years. In this context, at the international level, anticorruption agencies and international mechanisms have been set up and international agreements adopted which, once implemented in national legislation, strengthen and provide a framework for combating corruption.
Mrs. Inese Gaika, the representative of the OECD Anti-Corruption Network, highlighted that this seminar is the first in a series of seminars and other activities for practitioners in the area of prevention and fight against corruption organized in the framework of the OECD Anti-Corruption Network. The objective of the seminar is to foster the exchange of experience and good practice and encourage networking among anti-corruption practitioners in the countries of the Anti-Corruption Network and other regions of the world.
Main topics of the seminar have been the following: detecting, investigating and prosecuting corruption offences, high level corruption, corruption of foreign and international public officials, asset tracing and confiscation in corruption cases, independence and specialization of the police and prosecution in fighting corruption. Main topics of the seminar have been the following: detecting, investigating and prosecuting corruption offences, high level corruption, corruption of foreign and international public officials, asset tracing and confiscation in corruption cases, independence and specialization of the police and prosecution in fighting corruption.
58 participants mainly prosecutors and investigators are attending this seminar, coming from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but also OECD member states, including Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, FYROM, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, USA, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland.

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