EU funded project “Further Support to Kosovo Institutions in combating Financial and Economic Crimes”

This €1.17 million project, funded by the European Commission, aimed to tackle financial and economic crimes in Kosovo. The overall objective was to support Kosovo authorities to strengthen the rule of law by further supporting general law enforcement and the overall fight against organized crime with a focus on financial and economic crime. The purpose of the project was to strengthen the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Ministry of Finance and law enforcement agencies in the effective enforcement of a harmonized and comprehensive legal and other regulatory framework to combat financial crime and corruption. The Overall Plan of Operations consisted of 3 components – altogether 23 activities – which are as follows: Component 1 – Support to the design of the legal and regulatory framework, Component 2 – Capacity Building Activities and Component 3 – Awareness Campaigns. The project lasted for 2 years, from February 2013 to February 2015.