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Programme operatorMinistry of Interior
International
programme partner
Council of Europe
Funding/GrantTotal programme grant - EUR 17 647 059:
1) including EEA Grant EUR 15 000 000;
2) national co-financing EUR 2 647 059.
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objectives
Improved crime prevention and investigation in Latvia by strengthen cooperation between law enforcement authorities
What to be achievedIn order to address major challenges in the field of economic crime in Latvia such as widespread corruption, poor and
ineffective interagency cooperation, insufficient information exchange mechanisms, insufficiencies in the criminal case
handling, economic crime at borders, money laundering and integrity gaps in the banking system, lack of sufficient
knowledge and expertise of competent authorities, 6 following pre-defined projects will be supported:
1) Promoting cooperation between law enforcement authorities in preventing and combating economic crime in Latvia;
2) Support for establishment of whistle-blowing system in Latvia;
3) Support for Barnahus implementation in Latvia to ensure that child victims and/or witnesses of violence receive
sufficiently effective and efficient support and treatment in Latvia;
4) Preventing and combating economic crime at the Border Crossing Point Terehova;
5) Support to the State Police for increasing effectiveness and quality of the economic crime investigations in Latvia;
6) Improvement of employees’ knowledge in combating money laundering in Latvia.

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