In the context of the Justice Reform in Moldova, IRZ is helping the Prosecution Service in the country to comply with its commitments. Thus from 21 to 25 March 2015, the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Moldova, Corneliu Gurin, together with six other high-ranking prosecutors, undertook a study visit to Stockholm (Sweden).

The IRZ team, with the organisational support of the Embassy of Sweden to Moldova, the Swedish Prosecution Authority, the Swedish Economic Crime Authority, and the District Court of Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecutor General, Anders Perklev, received the delegation.

During the study visit the Swedish Prosecution Authority and the role of the prosecutor in Sweden was presented to the Moldovan delegation. A special emphasis was placed on the Information systems of the Prosecutor's office, recruitment, selection, promotion and evaluation of Swedish prosecutors, as well as Inter-institutional Cooperation, combat against serious organised crime, and investigations of Economic and financial crimes.

A number of Swedish Prosecutors gave presentations, which triggered an exchange of ideas between the Swedish Prosecutors and their Moldovan colleagues. Members of the delegation had the opportunity to exchange contacts, which will further facilitate the communication and sharing of best practices. Visits were also conducted to the office of the International Public Prosecution Office Stockholm and the District Court of Stockholm.

The study visit was foreseen by the project that IRZ in association with Altair Assesores and CILC is implementing in Moldova. It was funded by European Union in the framework of the EuropeAid/135322/DH/SER/MD, "Project to Support the Pre-Trial Investigation Prosecution and Defense Set-Up in Moldova (IPD PROJECT)". The study visit was very well received by the members of the Moldovan delegation.

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Teamleader: Dr Gerassimos Fourlanos
Responsible at the IRZ: 

  • Franziska Simon: +49 (0) 228 9555-102
  • Özlem Olbrich: +49 (0) 228 9555-147