On April 20th 2016, President of the Regional Council of Tirana, Mr. Aldrin Dalipi attended the conference “Prevention and fight against financial irregularities and fraud in the Programmes of the European Territorial Cooperation” which was held in the Presidency of the Council of Ministers- European Affairs Department at Chigi Palace in Rome.
The conference was organized by the Managing Authority of IPA Adriatic European Territorial Cooperation. It was addressed by high-level authorities of the Italian institutions, Mrs. Diana Agosti, Head of the Department for European Affairs at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy, Mr. Sandro Gozi, Undersecretary of State for European Affairs at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Luciano D’Alfonso, President of the Abruzzo Regional Authorities For the Partner Countries and Mrs.Paola Di Salvadore ; Head of the Managing Authority of the IPA Adriatic CBC and European Audit authorities, Anti-fraud office of the European Commission and the OSCE Department for international Threat Issues.
President of the Regional Council of Tirana, Mr. Aldrin Dalipi, in his speech emphasized the common position of regional authorities, against any form of financial irregularity in the use of IPA funds and the will to establish operational units to prevent them in the region.
The conference was addressed also by Mr. Nikola Dobroslavić, President of Adriatic Ionian Euroregion and President of Dubrovnik – Neretva Region. According to the Managing Authority of the IPA Adriatic CBC, it is important to include all countries that are part of the program, the governments and their central and regional authorities, to prevent and analyze the phenomenon of financial irregularities and fraud detected in EU countries but also outside it.
The conference was organized as a result of capitalization of actions and measures implemented within the IPA Adriatic CBC and aimed to provide technical knowledge which applied correctly according to EU rules.