Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Moldova, Dorin Recean (2nd from right); Deputy Director of the IRZ, Dr Stefan Hülshörster (3rd from right); Senior Public Prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor's Office in Wuppertal, Wolf-Tilman Baumert (4th from right)

Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Moldova, Dorin Recean (2nd from right); Deputy Director of the IRZ, Dr Stefan Hülshörster (3rd from right); Senior Public Prosecutor of the Public Prosecutor's Office in Wuppertal, Wolf-Tilman Baumert (4th from right)

Upon invitation of the IRZ a delegation of German experts participated in working meetings on the fight against corruption in Chisinau on 12 and 13 May 2014.During their visit, the German experts had a detailed exchange of opinions with the Moldovan Minister of the Interior, with the Public Prosecutor's Central Anti-Corruption Office and the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Centre of the Republic of Moldova.

The delegation included, among others, Mr Thomas Jungbluth, Head of Department and Leitender Kriminaldirektor at the Land Office of Criminal Investigation of North-Rhine Westphalia, Mr Christian Voßkühler, Kriminaloberrat and Head of the Division in charge of corruption at the Land Office of Criminal Investigation of North-Rhine Westphalia, and the Senior Public Prosecutor Mr Wolf-Tilman Baumert, Head of the Economics Department at the Public Prosecutor's Office in Wuppertal.

Besides these experts talks, a seminar for Moldovan police officers and public prosecutors was organised. The working meetings and the seminar focussed on the fight against corruption and the planned reform of the public prosecution system as well as the police structures in the Republic of Moldova. The purpose of the journey was to consolidate the relations between the relevant institutions and to provide a professional exchange and consultation with regard to the reform process. This activity was furthermore strongly supported by the German Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, Mr Matthias Meyer, and financed within a special project of the Foreign Ministry.