Seminar on Issues in the Investigation, Prosecution and trial of Financial Crimes in Financial Institutions

09/16/2015 / Press release

The Bank of Slovenia and the World Bank jointly organized an International Seminar on Issues in the Investigation, Prosecution and Trial of Financial Crimes in Financial Institutions, on September 15th 2015, in Ljubljana. The welcoming remarks were delivered by Boštjan Jazbec, Governor of the Bank of Slovenia and Carlos Piñerúa, World Bank Country Manager for Slovenia and Croatia. .

The main purpose of the Seminar was to identify good international practices and Slovenian strategies for improvement of process effectiveness, to become acquainted with operations of bodies and institutions which cooperate in processes, share experiences and establish contacts for exchanging expert practices in the future.

The presentations and panel discussions focused on the detection and prosecution of financial crimes in financial institutions, as well as on the possibilities of improving court effectiveness and the Asset Forfeiture Act. In addition, discussions also centred on the clarification of roles and responsibilities of managing and supervisory boards of financial institutions during investigation and trial.

There were 181 participants at the Seminar, including representatives of the Bank of Slovenia, the World Bank and foreign experts form Germany, Italy and Croatia, representatives of courts, police, National investigation Bureau, Specialised State Prosecutor`s Office, Ministry of Justice, Judicial Training Center and the Office for Money Laundering Prevention.

Seminar programme