Presentation on theme: "Rule of Law: Implementing a comprehensive and integrated approach in prevention and fight against corruption in the Danube region”, 04-05 November 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Rule of Law: Implementing a comprehensive and integrated approach in prevention and fight against corruption in the Danube region”, 04-05 November 2013 R O M A N I A MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS ANTI-CORRUPTION GENERAL DIRECTORATE AGD approach on regional cooperation in fighting corruption
Romanian anti-corruption legislative framework Criminal Code & Law nr. 78/2000 on preventing, discovering and sanctioning corruption deeds Corruption offences Bribe taking Bribe giving Receiving undue advantages Trading influence Crimes assimilated to corruption offences Crimes in direct relation to corruption offences Crimes against the EU financial interests
International anti-corruption instruments Romania is party to: Council of Europe Civil Law Convention on Corruption Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption Additional Protocol to Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption UN Convention against Corruption UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime
Institutional framework Ministry of Justice National Integrity Agency (ANI) National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) Ministry of Internal Affairs Anti-corruption General Directorate (DGA)
MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS - ANTI-CORRUPTION GENERAL DIRECTORATE One of the measures taken for Romania’s accession to the EU was the establishment of an anti-corruption unit within the MoIA. AGD: was set up in 2005, as the specialized anti-corruption unit, with competence in this field deals with prevention and investigation of corruption offences; is a judiciary police unit; is subordinated to: the Minister internal affairs, from the administrative point of view; the case prosecutor, from the operational point of view.
AGD’ s responsabilities Investigating corruption offences; Judicial police activities, according to law; Prevention activities and coordinate raising awareness campaigns; Integrity testing activities; Receive the citizens’ complaints/ petitions; Draft risk and strategic analysis and propose procedural measures to improve the situation.
Cooperation Bilateral/regional cooperation, through the initiation of the contacts with the similar foreign agencies and regional organizations, in order to establish the methods of cooperation and the development of the previous contacts with the foreign partners; Multilateral cooperation within international organizations/networks, which have initiatives on combating criminality and especially corruption; Operational cooperation through the specific channels of MoIA with the competent authorities from other states, in order to solve the operational situations that have occurred in the current activity of AGD.
Romanian – Bulgarian cooperation Common Action Plan for cooperation between AGD within the Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reform of Romania and Inspectorate Directorate within the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria in the field of preventing and combating corruption, signed in Burgas, on 26.07.2008 Preventive activities at the common borders Working groups with representative of the civil society Share of best practices Operative activities Information exchange Common action plan for cooperation between AGD within the Ministry of Administration and Interior of Romania and the Internal Security Directorate within the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria, signed on 10.04.2012 ISEC 2011 project - Enhancing police internal affairs departments in EU member states, with partners: Center for the Study of Democracy and Internal Security Directorate ISEC 2012 Project „Development of the civil society involvement in drafting, implementing and assessing anticorruption policies”, with partner: Center for the Study of Democracy
Romanian – Hungarian cooperation Protocol on co-operation between the Anti- corruption General Directorate within the Ministry of Administration and Interior of Romania and the National Protective Service within the Ministry of Interior of Hungary in the field of preventing and countering corruption, signed in Budapest, on 03.05.2012
Romanian – Moldavian cooperation Common Action Plan on cooperation between Anti- corruption General Directorate within the Ministry of Administration and Interior of Romania and Centre for Combating Economical Crimes and Corruption from the Republic of Moldova, signed at Galati, 21 September 2010. At present, the CCCEC from Moldova became the National Anti-corruption Centre, after being reorganized in 2012.
Romanian - Serbian cooperation Protocol of co-operation between AGD within the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Internal Affairs Sector within the Ministry of Interior of Serbia in the field of preventing and countering corruption, within the legal competences, signed on 04.10.2012
Romanian-Serbian-Moldavian cooperation OLAF Project “Strengthening regional co- operation for preventing and countering corruption at EU external border”
Case study – co-operation with NAC Moldova - 2013 - co-operation between AGD (Romania) and National Anti-corruption Center (Moldavia) - Joint Investigation Team - taking bribe and trading influence committed by Romanian and Moldavian employees within the Border Crossing Point Albiţa (RO)/Leuşeni (MD). - criminal files drawn up in Romania and Moldavia. - simultaneous searches - RO (27) si MD (53). - 140.000 de euro were lifted during the searches in Romania. - criminal pursuit against 28 Romanian employees (24 customs employees and 4 border policemen). - 33 Moldavian employees were retained (19 customs employees, 13 border policemen and 1 economic police employees). Investigations are ongoing.
Regional cooperation Regional Cooperation Council Eastern Partnership OSCE - Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe - regional conferences BSEC – Black Sea Economic Cooperation
European level cooperation EPAC – European Partners against Corruption EACN – European Anti-corruption Network IACA – International Anti-corruption Academy