Balkan Asset Management Interagency Network (BAMIN) held the annual general meeting on the 26th and 27th of June and was hosted by the 2018 BAMIN Presidency, Macedonia Agency for Management of Seized and Confiscated Property, with technical support from the European Union funded Project “Further Support to Kosovo Institutions in the Fight Against Organised Crime, corruption and violent Extremism” (OCC-CVE) in Kosovo.
Around 70 asset recovery practitioners from Asset Management Offices, law enforcement, prosecution authorities and court services attended from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.
Mr. Oliver Ristovski, Deputy Minister of Justice, Macedonia opened the meeting and provided a welcome address. The meeting was Chaired by Mr. Faton ASANI, Director Agency for Management of Seized and Confiscated Property, Macedonia.
In addition, experts were provided with presentations from international experts from Europol, Bulgaria, Ireland and Netherlands, on the most topical Asset Recovery Developments and the Challenges in establishing an effective Asset Management Office.
The main conclusions from the meeting were: