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A Swedish Seminar "Towards a more effective control of financial crimes and the financial interests of the EU" will be held in Stockholm, 13-14 October 2009

Strengthening cooperation between judicial and police authorities in the EU

The seminar is free of charge (no registration fee).

Financial crimes are serious and growing threats in all EU Member States. For the past decades the European Union has given high priority to detecting, investigating and tackling this problem and to bringing offenders to justice.

The purpose of this conference is to debate and exchange ideas on combating financial crimes in the EU, including the protection of the financial interests of the EU, from a strictly practical perspective. The conference will mainly discuss the operative challenges in investigations for police and judicial authorities. It will also seek to provide up-to-date information on new institutional tools and to inform on the work of other national law enforcement organisations in the EU. The partnership between the private and the public sector will also be discussed.

Workshop sessions will be organised and practical experiences with existing tools will be compared in plenary discussions. European and national experts will scrutinise the legal implications of these means, consider the challenges for the future and reflect on their impact on other important areas of EU law.

Organisers: Swedish Ministry of Justice, Swedish Prosecution Authority, Swedish National Police Board, Swedish Economic Crime Authority in cooperation with the Academy of European Law (Laviero Buono)
This event has been co-financed by the European Commission (OLAF) under the Hercule II programme

Areas of Law: Criminal Law, Banking and Financial Services Law, Police Cooperation
Level: Advanced

Please note that the number of places available for participants is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.Deadline for application: Thursday, 24 September 2009. Participants must cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Services offered by the organisers:  Conference documents, three coffee breaks, two lunches and one dinner.

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Francesco de Angelis, Honorary Director General of The European Commission; Gudrun Antemar, Director-General, Swedish Economic Crime Authority; Agneta Bäcklund, Director-General for Legal Affairs, Swedish Ministry of Justice; Hans-Peter Bauer, Senior Advisor to the Wolfsberg Group, Basel Institute of Governance; Björn Blomqvist, Director of the Division of the Fight Against Organised Crime, Swedish Prosecution Authority; Franz-Hermann Brüner, Director-General, OLAF, European Commission; Frank Cassidy, Legal Officer, Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), Ireland; Mauro Falesiedi, First Officer and Project Manager of AWF Sustrans, Europol; Magnus Graner, State Secretary, Swedish Ministry of Justice; Hans Ihrman, Head of the Asset Recovery Unit, Swedish Economic Crime Authority; Michael Jorsback, Police Commissioner, Swedish National Criminal Police; Tommy Kangasvieri, Head of the Financia l Intelligence Unit (FIU), Swedish National Criminal Police; Michael Kennedy, CBE, Chief Operating Officer, Crown Prosecution Service, United Kingdom; Lothar Kuhl, Head of Unit D.2., OLAF, European Commission; Kjell Larsson, Director, Directorate C, OLAF, European Commission; José Luís Lopes da Mota, President of the College of Eurojust; Therese Mattsson, Commissioner, Swedish National Criminal Police; Tomas Nilsson, Lawyer, Representative of the Swedish Bar Association; Jaroslava Novotná, High Prosecutor, Czech Republic; Anders Perklev, Prosecutor-General, Swedish Prosecution Authority; Anne Ramberg, Secretary General of the Sweden; Monty Raphael, Joint Head of Fraud and Regulatory, Peters & Peters; Gunnar Stetler, Director of Public Prosecutions, Sweden; Rob Wainwright, Director, Europol (invited); Aled Williams, National Member for the United Kingdom, Eurojust; Solveig Wollstad, Chief Public Prosecutor, International, Public Prosecution Office in Malmö, Sweden

ID: 44295
Author(s): UR
Publication date: 04/09/09

Created: 04/09/09. Last changed: 07/09/09.
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