On Monday, July 27, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior Inguna Aire and Director General of the State Revenue Service (SRS) Ieva Jaunzeme signed agreements on two important projects – Prevention and Combating of Economic Crimes at the crossing point “Terehova” and “Promoting the cooperation of law enforcement authorities in preventing and combating economic crime in Latvia '- implementation.
“It is critical for Latvia as a small country not to let the various funds and grants go by, and these projects are important proof that we are able to work creatively and find ways to strengthen our internal security capacity. . However, I would like to draw attention to the fact that we cannot maintain national internal security from external funding for a long time. Resources must be found at national level to improve the quality of the investigation and to reduce crime rates. . Effective combating of economic crime is the basis for a healthy business environment in Latvia, which will also increase budget revenues in the long term.” – says Interior Minister Sandis Ģirģens.
Both projects will be implemented within the framework of the “International police cooperation and fight against crime” programme co-financed by the European Economic Area (EEA), which aims to strengthen cooperation between law enforcement authorities in preventing and combating economic crime in Latvia.
Ministry of Interior is the programme manager. . The ministry's approach is based on the understanding that economic crime cannot be resolved only by the home affairs, justice and health care industry s. The Ministry's conviction is that in order to achieve the desired objectives of the programme, it is very important to involve a broad range of stakeholders. . Therefore, a number of meetings and teleconferences between the programme manager and representatives of various stakeholders have been held in order to plan a sustainable results-based programme. international partner organisations – Council of Europe, project partner organisation – Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, public authorities, civil society, private sector, non-governmental organisations.
Currently, the State Police has launched the establishment of an online platform for the exchange of information 'National Criminal Investigation Model' (NKIM). . As part of the first project, the single system for the exchange of criminal intelligence data will include a digital analysis tool for data and a digital support system for the National Criminal Intelligence Model for the SRS, which will be connected to the National Police database. This will not only allow a more operational response, but also to raise the skills of workers, to ensure better working conditions and, as a result, to strengthen the prevention of economic crime.
And the second project aims to improve the infrastructure for more efficient customs controls in Terehov, as well as safer and more convenient conditions for border crossings. . Customs and Border Guard specialists working on the border will participate in joint training, thereby strengthening inter-institutional cooperation and coordination.
Komunikācijas, Minister of the Interior for Communications,
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