Day 1 : (8th of April, 09.00 – 17.30)


House of Parliament, Human Rights Conference Hall
Bucharest, 8th – 9th of April 2014

8th of April, 09.00 – 17.30

09:00 – 10:00 Registration of participants

10:00 – 11:30

Opening session

10:00 – 10:15

Welcoming speeches

H.E Mr. Robert Marius CAZANCIUC – Minister of Justice
H.E Mr. Titus CORLĂŢEAN – Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E Ms. Sabina CERBU, ViceMinister of Justice


Our partners

H.E Mr. Martin HARRIS – British Ambassador to Romania

Rule of Law Program South East Europe


Mr. Thorsten GEISSLER – Director, Rule of Law Program South East Europe, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Mr. Gazmend TURDIU – Deputy Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

10:30 – 10.45

A new holistic approach to fighting corruption

Mr. Martin KREUTNER – Dean of the International Anticorruption Academy
10:45 – 10:50 Technical break

10:50 – 11.20

National partners

Mr. Adrian BORDEA – President of the Superior Council of Magistrates
Mr. Tiberiu Mihail NIŢU – General Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice
Mr. Corneliu GURIN – General Prosecutor of the General Prosecutor’s Office
Ms. Laura Codruţa KÖVESI – Chief prosecutor of the National Anticorruption Directorate
Ms. Alina Mihaela BICA – Chief prosecutor of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism
Mr. Horia GEORGESCU – President, National Integrity Agency

11:20 – 12.00

Introducing the main topics – international perspective

Mr. Patrick MOULETTE – Head of Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Anti-Corruption Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Ms. Anabela GAGO – Head of Unit Organised Crime and Relations with EMCDDA, Directorate-General Home Affairs, European Commission

Mr. Tim STEELE – Senior advisor Anticorruption, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


Coffee break



12:30 – 14.00

Thematic session 1 – Investigating and prosecuting high-level corruption cases

Ms. Anca JURMA – Chief prosecutor, Service for International Cooperation and Programs, National Anticorruption Directorate




Main topics of discussion

  • legal framework and competences of the Anticorruption Agencies;
  • special investigative techniques;
  • obstacles in effectively fighting high-level corruption & successful stories.

Target group

Heads of the Anticorruption Agencies from the SEECP participating States


  Mr. Dinko CVITAN – Head of USKOK
Mr. Christoph STRÖTZ – Prosecutor General, Free State of Bavaria
Mr. Manfred NÖTZEL – Chief Prosecutor, Prosecutors Office München I
Mr. Marius BULANCEA – Counsellor of the Chief prosecutor, National Anticorruption Directorate


Mr. Julian ZONJA – Prosecutor at Joint Investigative Unit Against Economic Crime and Corruption
Mr. Eduard HARUNJEN – Anticorruption Prosecutor of the Anti-corruption Prosecutor’s Office
Mr. Wolfgang HEMESATH – Senior Counsellor, Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA)
14.00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17.30

Thematic session 2 – Adjudicating high-level corruption cases
Moderator Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Stephen Tomlinson – Lord Justice of Appeal


Main topics of discussion
  • relevant jurisprudence/ case-law;
  • obstacles in adjudicating high-level corruption;
  • sharing best practices in this field.
Target group Representatives of the Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice and practitioners from SEECP participating States
Speakers His Honour Judge Alistair McCreath – Senior Circuit Judge
Ms. Mirela POPESCU – Judge at the High Court of Cassation and Justice
Mr. Nicolas KACZYNSKI – Senior Prosecutor, Prosecutors Office München II
Ms. Evelina QIRJAKO – Judge at the Supreme Court
Mr. Shpend DEVAJA – Judge at the Supreme Court
Ms. Pavlina PANOVA – Deputy to the President of the Supreme Court of Cassation / Ms. Mimi FURNADZHIEVA – Judge, Supreme Court of Cassation