Representatives of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) visited Liechtenstein's law enforcement, financial investigation and other institutions on an experience exchange visit in the scope of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 programme “International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime” project “Support for the establishment of a whistle-blowing system in Latvia”.
During the visit, KNAB officials met with representatives from various public sector institutions and non-governmental organizations of Liechtenstein, including the Office for Foreign Affairs, Office for Financial Centre Innovation and Digitalization, Financial Market Authority, National Police, General Attorney’s Office, Financial Intelligence Unit, Chamber of Commerce and Banking Association.
The exchange of experience took place from 8-11 November, during which representatives of the Liechtenstein institutions presented their criminal intelligence and investigative work in the fight against corruption, conducting tactical, strategic and financial analysis during pre-trial investigation, as well as presented the powers of law enforcement authorities to access and mutually exchange financial data. KNAB representatives additionally learned about Liechtenstein's experience in combating money laundering and monitoring blockchain technology service providers.
The exchange of experience visit was carried out in the scope of the “Support for the establishment of a whistle-blowing system in Latvia” project, where KNAB receives European Economic Area grants from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. The goal of the project is to promote public engagement in reporting corruption and other latent crimes, while simultaneously providing the public with a safe and convenient reporting channel, as well as improve the competence of KNAB in detecting corruptive criminal offences.