The operationalization of the National Agency for the Management of Frozen Assets (ANABI) was among the topics discussed on Thursday within the assessment mission of the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), Justice Ministry (MJ) announced.
Within this inter-institutional meeting, which was held at the MJ headquarters, aspects connected to the stage of implementing the recommendation no.12 of the CVM Report was discussed, according to a release.
“This recommendation regards to ensuring the fact that the ANABI is fully and effectively operational, so that it can publish its first annual report with reliable statistic information regarding the seizure of assets that came from crimes. The Agency should institute a periodical reporting system regarding the development of its administrative capacity, the obtained results in seizing and managing the assets that came from committing offenses,” the release mentions.
According to the same sources, Justice Ministry Tudorel Toader reiterated the determination to strengthen the ANABI and support its activity, so that it can become an efficient institution.
“The Director General of the ANABI presented the review of the Agency’s activity and its future projects. Discussions were carried out regarding the necessity of making operational the National Records Register of Debts coming from crimes, a project meant to offer up-to-date statistics regarding frozen amounts and assets, as well as the recovery rate of products from crimes,” the MJ mentions in the release.
The discussions were attended, besides Justice Minister Tudorel Toader, by State Secretary Marieta Safta and Director General of the ANABI Cornel Virgiliu Calinescu.