On the July 27th, the Director-General of the State Revenue Service Ieva Jaunzeme and the Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia Ingūna Aire signed agreements on the implementation of two major projects: “Preventing and combating economic crime at the Border Crossing Point Terehova” and “Promoting cooperation between law enforcement authorities in preventing and combating economic crime in Latvia”.
Both projects will be implemented as part of the program “International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime” under the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism grant.
Convenient, secure and accurate border surveillance
To increase the effectiveness of prevention and fight against economic crimes one of the projects will be implemented by the State Revenue Agency and its partners on the border crossing “Terehova” at the EU’s external borders.
During the project, it is planned to improve infrastructure on the border crossing to increase the effectiveness of the customs control and make crossing the border more secure and comfortable.
Within the project, customs and border guards working at the border will take part in joint training to improve interinstitutional cooperation and coordination. The premises of the customs service working dogs in Rēzekne will be refurbished and new training aids and equipment will be purchased.
The project partners of the State Revenue Service will be OECD and SJSC “State Real Estate”. The total costs of the project are 2.6 million euros out of which EEA Financial Mechanism grant funding is 2,2 million euros or 85% and national co-financing is 388 thousand euros or 15%. The duration of the project implementation is three and a half years.
Cooperation of institutions for the prevention and fight against economic crimes
For the second project, State Revenue Agency will create a unified criminal intelligence data exchange system and prepare information analysts and experts.
Unified criminal intelligence data exchange system will include data digital analytics instrument and State Revenue Agency National criminal investigation model digital support system that will be connected with the database of the State Police.
Criminal investigation data exchanges between law enforcement authorities will make a significant contribution to the prevention and detection of crime, both nationally and internationally.
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