A new EU High Level Adviser, in the field of Anti-Money Laundering and Assets Recovery and Management, started his assignment in Moldova on 10 January. Zydrunas Bartkus, coming from Lithuania, joins the EU HLA Mission to provide policy advice to the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering and to the Criminal Assets Recovery Agency.

Mr Bartkus has over 24 years of experience in the sector, previously holding top level management positions in the Lithuanian relevant institutions, including that of Director of the Lithuanian Special Investigation Service, between 2018 – 2023. He has an equally vast international experience, also as Project Leader in EU Twinning projects in Azerbaijan and the Republic of Moldova.

With the new EU HLA, the Mission has a total number of 14 Advisers, in the fields of Anticorruption, Agri-food Sector Development, Reforms Coordination, Internal Security Affairs, Strategic Coordination & European Affairs, Environment and Green Transition, Local Public Administration Reform, Education & Research, Energy, Customs and Tax Policy, Justice and Prosecution Services, Public Finance Management, Financial Services. The current Mission started in January 2023 and will last until January 2025.

Details about each of the serving High Level Advisers can be found at https://www.eu-advisers.md/ro/category/mission-2023-2025/eu-high-level-advisers/.