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Cablegate: Invitation to Council of Europe (Coe) Conference

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS PARIS 005174

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR/WE, EUR/ERA, L/LEI, INL/C, EB/EPPD
JUSTICE FOR OIA
TREASURY FOR ENFORCEMENT CHARLES OTT

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KJUS SOCI EFIN KCRM COE
SUBJECT: INVITATION TO COUNCIL OF EUROPE (COE) CONFERENCE
ON COMBATING ECONOMIC CRIME, LISBON, 28-30 SEPTEMBER 2005

1. This is an action request. See para 4.

2. The U.S. is invited by the Council of Europe Directors of
Legal Affairs (DG-I) and the Ministry of Justice of Portugal
to send an expert to the Octopus Interface Conference on
Combating Economic Crime, Lisbon, 28-30 September 2005.

3. The goal of the conference is to take stock of new
developments and trends and to elaborate proposals for
further action by the Council of Europe with regard to
economic crime. Draft program includes:

- The Challenges of Economic Crime:

i. Economic crime in Europe and the presentation
of the Council of Europe's 2005 Organized Crime
Situation Report;

ii. Assessments of economic crime: views from the
private sector;

iii. Globalization and economic crime; the role
of transnational corporations;

iv. Risk assessment: new trends and future
threats.

- Responses to Economic Crime:

i. Public-private partnerships, the role of the
public and of organizations
representing private interests;

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ii. The role of the private sector; risk
management, corporate governance and ethics;

iii. The law enforcement and criminal justice
response;

iv. Filling the gaps: Dubious practices and
legal loopholes.

- Panel discussion on "Economic Crime, Whose Problem is
it?";

- Workshops on offenses against public and private
interests;

- The way ahead for the Council of Europe: elements of
an action plan on economic and financial crimes.

Full program may be found at:
http://www.min-nestrangeiros.pt/mne/cmce/042i f2005.pdf

4. Please contact Alexander.seger@coe.int by August 5 and
ConGen Strasbourg concerning any planned attendance. The
U.S. representative will have observer status, i.e., without
the right to vote or defrayal of expenses by the Council of
Europe.
STAPLETON

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