Financial investigations, recovery and confiscation of criminal assets in the Republic of Moldova, in the sight of professionals at a new continuous training course

17. 01. 2023


The National Institute of Justice, the Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE) and the German Agency for International Cooperation have started today, January 17, 2023, the continuous training course “Financial investigation, recovery and confiscation of criminal assets in the Republic of Moldova”. The activity, which will last three days, is addressed to prosecutors, prosecution officers and inspectors from several institutions with work competences in the field: The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office, the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Causes, the National Anticorruption Center, the Service for Preventing and Combating Money Laundering and the Agency for the Recovery of Criminal Assets. Also, in order to better understand the financial investigation process, representatives of civil society and the media were invited to participate in training.


In the opening of the event, spoke Ecaterina Popa, NIJ ad interim director, and Iulian Groza, Executive Director of IPRE mentioning the importance of training in the context of accelerating the European integration of the Republic of Moldova and implementing both the National integrity and anti-corruption Strategy for 2017–2023 and the Strategy for ensuring the independence and integrity of the justice sector for 2022–2025.

The professional development program is facilitated by EU expert Jens Madesn, former head of the Danish Prosecutor’s Office for Economic and International crimes and former head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service.


The training course is carried out with the support of the project “Strengthening the rule of law and anti-corruption mechanisms in the Republic of Moldova”, implemented by the German Agency for Development Cooperation through the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.