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International Police Cooperation

Programme “International police cooperation” progress

The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvia as the EEA Grants 2014-2021 Programme “International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime” Operator has actively worked towards successful implementation of the Programme. During the last quarter, the Programme Operator has focused on work towards approving the last two pre-defined projects of the Programme, activating formal and informal internal Programme mechanisms for project monitoring, optimizing Programme workflows and a more complete bilateral cooperation plan as part of Fund for Bilateral Relations.

On December 14th, 2020 Sixth Cooperation Committee meeting of the Programme was held online to explore the latest developments and the progress of the Programme and to discuss conceptual approval of the Fund for Bilateral Relations activities plan with Programme donor state representatives.

On February 18th, 2021 fifth pre-defined project agreement of the Programme for “Support for Barnahus implementation in Latvia” was signed between the Ministry of Interior as Programme operator and the Ministry of Welfare as the project promoter.

On Febrary 25th, 2021 Project Monitoring Board meeting No. 1 was held online and attended by representatives of the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Welfare, State Police, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, Financial Intelligence Unit and State Revenue Service to discuss overall Programme progress, project start results and possible bilateral co-operation activities.

The Programme International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime benefits from a 15 000 000 € grant through the EEA Grants 2014-2021 and 2 647 059 € as national co-financing. The aim of the programme International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime is to improve crime prevention and investigation in Latvia.

The Programme has six pre-defined projects:

  1. Promoting cooperation between law enforcement authorities in preventing and combating economic crime in Latvia;
  2. Preventing and combating economic crime at the Border Crossing Point Terehova;
  3. Support for the establishment of a whistle-blowing system in Latvia;
  4. Support to the State Police for increasing effectiveness and quality of economic crime investigation in Latvia;
  5. Improvement of employees’ knowledge in combating money laundering in Latvia;
  6. Support for Barnahus implementation in Latvia.

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