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Prosecutor General: Communication between Prosecutors Is Vital for Fighting Cross-Border Crime
Prosecutor General: Communication between Prosecutors Is Vital for Fighting Cross-Border Crime
A snapshot of the forum on May 31, 2023 (Bulgarian Prosecution Service Photo)

Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev, who participated in an international conference on countering transnational crime, cybercrime and money laundering on Wednesday, said that personal contact between prosecutors inside and outside the European Union is at the heart of the fight against cross-border crime. The forum is taking place in Burgas, on the Black Sea, between May 30 and June 1.

Geshev shared his confidence that the forum will be extremely valuable in raising the security of the participants' countries and peoples.

The second day of the forum saw representatives of prosecutorial authorities from Eastern European and Central Asian countries, the US Department of Energy and various Bulgarian institutions, magistrates from Bulgaria, Turkiye, Moldova and Ukraine present their experiences and best practices.

Prosecutor Sava Petrov of the Supreme Cassation Prosecution Office presented Bulgaria's experience in investigating crimes related to migrant trafficking. He stressed that this type of cross-border crime is a challenge for law enforcement authorities internationally, as it is usually accompanied by other crimes as well, such as document crimes, corruption, crimes against the person, etc. It was pointed out that in order to be successful in countering and preventing crime, it is crucial to maintain a good level of international legal cooperation.

Petrov said that the closure of the specialized institutions in Bulgaria had been a blow to the Bulgarian justice system in terms of cases of smuggling and illegal migration, as these proceedings were scattered across the country, which significantly hampered the investigations.

Prosecutor Grigore Binzari presented Moldova's experience in investigating migrant trafficking, while his Turkish colleague Vehbi Kamer, Senior Prosecutor at the Supreme Court of Appeals of the Republic of Turkiye, spoke about countering cybercrime and money laundering. Participants also discussed the role of joint war-crimes investigation teams in the context of the war in Ukraine.

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