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30 January 2015

Estonia hosts INTERPOL workshop on anti-corruption and financial crimes

TALLINN, Estonia – Heads of anti-corruption agencies, senior investigators and prosecutors came together in Estonia for the 10th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery to examine the challenges to successful investigations and prosecutions of corruption-related cases, and to discuss possible solutions.

The five-day (26-30 January) meeting saw some 34 participants from five countries across Europe discuss and examine the latest legal tools and investigation techniques for the recovery of proceeds of corruption prevalent in international business transactions.

Organized by INTERPOL’s Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes unit in coordination with the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board and the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Tallinn, the workshop covered a variety of topics including forensic accounting, international asset forfeiture, digital and mobile forensics, and the exploitation of natural resources.

Participants came from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Ukraine. Experts speakers from INTERPOL, Europol, the US Secret Service and the Basel Institute on Governance as well as national anti-corruption and prosecution agencies shared their experiences with the participants.