Working Visit to SELEC Headquarters
Bucharest, May 16, 2013 - A group of 25 judges and prosecutors from Republic of Turkey paid a working visit to SELEC premises, being welcomed by Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General, and Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, Director for Legal and Internal Affairs.
The participants were briefed about SELEC and SEEPAG, their missions, goals and functioning, also providing concrete examples of successful joint operations conducted within SELEC. It was highlighted that the cooperation between the law enforcement authorities and prosecutors represents an important mechanism for combating trans-border organized criminality, to the benefit of the Member States.
22nd Conference of SEEPAG
Corfu/ Hellenic Republic, May 8, 2013 - Under Greek Chairmanship, the representatives of the Member States of SEEPAG gathered for their bi-annual meeting, having as a topic “Smuggling of migrants in the frame of organized crime” on the 8th of May 2013, in the Island of Corfu/ Hellenic Republic.
The conference was chaired by Mr. Nikolaos Ornerakis, Deputy Public Prosecutor in Athens’ Court of First Instance, who opened the meeting and welcomed the participants, along with Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, SELEC Director for Legal and Internal Affairs.
During the presentations of the SEEPAG Members, national legislation, best cases and cases’ practical information were shared among the participants. The next SEEPAG meeting was scheduled to take place in October 2013, in Athens/Hellenic Republic.
Visit to SELEC Headquarters
Bucharest, November 7th, 2012 - Through the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), a group of ten magistrates from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain paid a working visit to SELEC Headquarters. They received useful information about SEEPAG and SELEC, their missions, goals and functioning, as well as about the newest developments on the SEEPAG website.
21st Conference of SEEPAG
Skopje, October 17th - 18th, 2012. The 21st Conference of SEEPAG, having as topic “The relation between the Prosecution Offices and the Media”, was held in Skopje, on 17th - 18th of October 2012, with the participation of the SEEPAG Members, and representatives from the Public Prosecution Office of the host country, SELEC Director for Legal and Internal Affairs, US Department of Justice and European Judicial Network.
Judge Louis Guirola, US District Court Chief Judge, introduced the topic and shared with the participants the US experience in this matter.
During the meeting, the SEEPAG Members presented their national legislation concerning the topic and also exchanged experiences and views. As well, some activities of a project funded by the European Commission related to the Western Balkans Prosecutors Network were presented.
The participants were distributed the new SEEPAG Leaflet, as a symbol of the network's importance and as a modality of increasing its visibility.
According to the General Guidelines of SEEPAG, and due to the fact that this was the last meeting of the SEEPAG Members for the year 2012, the Chairmanship was transferred to Hellenic Republic, Mr. Nikolaos ORNERAKIS, Public Prosecutor of First Instance in Athens, following to be the Chairperson of SEEPAG for the year 2013.
The next meeting’s topic is “Smuggling of migrants in the frame of organized crime”; the 22nd SEEPAG Meeting being planned to be held in April 2013, in Hellenic Republic.
Visit to the SELEC Headquarters
Bucharest, October 10th, 2012 - Mr. Louis Guirola - Chief United State District Judge, paid a visit to the SELEC Headquarters and met Mr. Gürbüz Bahadir, Director General of SELEC, and Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, SELEC Director for Legal and Internal Affairs. On this occasion, Mr. Guirola awarded a placque to Mr. Bahadir.
During the visit, there were discussed the future activities of SEEPAG as well as the regional police cooperation in general.
Mr. Guirola will have a presentation to the next SEEPAG Meeting "The relation between the Prosecution Offices and the Media", which will take place on 17th - 18th of October 2012 in Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Working Visit to the SELEC Headquarters
Bucharest, June 6th, 2012 - A group of six Prosecutors from France, Germany, Italy and Poland, participating in an experience exchange program coordinated by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), paid a working visit to the SELEC Headquarters.
It is the second time, when SELEC was visited through this exchange programme, organized with the support of the Romanian Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, Department of International Judicial Co-operation, International Relations and Programmes.
Mr. Petros Petroff, SELEC’s Director for Operations, welcomed the participants and introduced SEEPAG and SELEC, their missions, goals and functioning. The newly developed website was also presented; the foreign magistrates receiving with great interest the information provided.
Mr. Petroff continued by providing concrete examples of successful joint operations conducted within SELEC and also highlighted the importance of involving the prosecutors in criminal investigations and cases, mentioning that this is one of the objectives for the future, to bring closer the members of the Southeast European Prosecutors Advisory Group (SEEPAG).