President of the Governing board at Centre for Monitoring and Research Mr. Zlatko Vujović,and Executive Director Mrs. Nikoleta Tomović, met with the representatives of the Financial Investigation and Prosecution Office for the serious frauds of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Theo Akse and Mr. Paul Notenboom within the framework of the visit to the judicial institutions of that country.
At the meeting, the organization of the judicial system in the Kingdom of the Netherlands was discussed, with particular reference to the available mechanisms and practices of the Dutch institutions when it comes to conducting financial investigations.
The meetings were also aimed at establishing long-term cooperation with the aforementioned Dutch institutions. It is envisaged that their representatives, in cooperation with CeMI, will in the following period hold different types of trainings and seminars in order to educate and improve the capacities of Montenegrin prosecutors, judges and law enforcement officials of Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The trainings and seminars that will be organized by CeMI will make a significant contribution to improving the operational capacities of prosecutors, judges and police to conduct financial investigations in cases of corruption and organized crime, and to improve the efficiency of judicial and executive bodies in the countries of the Western Balkans.
The visit was realized within the project “Strengthening the capacity of investigation and prosecution in the countries of the Western Balkans – financial investigations as a tool for combat against organized crime and corruption”, which is realized with the support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Embassy, within the MATRA program.