On Tuesday, the EU launched a new project on “Strengthening Libyan National Capabilities; To prevent and combat corruption and money laundering ”for a period of three years, with funding from the EU of 2.5 million Euros, in cooperation with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the UN Regional Institute for Crime and Justice Research.
In an official statement, the European Union indicated that the project will hold training workshops for the Libyan authorities and law enforcement agencies, to enhance their capabilities to combat corruption and financial crime, as well as to conduct training courses on techniques for tracking, confiscating and recovering assets associated with these crimes.
The statement indicated that the European Union looks forward to strengthening its work with Libyan and international partners to enhance transparency and accountability in Libya, so that the new project complements other initiatives funded by the European Union aimed at improving the rational management of national and local institutions and promoting fair and transparent management of public funds in Libya.
The regional representative of the United Nations Regional Office on Drugs and Crime for the Middle East and North Africa, Christina Albertin, indicated that the project works to strengthen the Libyan national capabilities to combat corruption and money laundering in a sustainable and long-term manner, adding that the Libyan people can also benefit from recovering stolen assets, which – When recovered – can be directed to key public sectors such as healthcare and education. ”
It is worth noting that, last August, the European Union provided 10 million euros in additional funding for the new initiative of the United Nations Development Program, which concerns stability, unity and social cohesion in Libya.