CHIEF PROSECUTOR, MINISTER OF FINANCE AND TREASURY AND DIRECTOR OF ITA HELD A MEETING25.06.2014. 14:17
The Chief Prosecutor of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH - Goran Salihović met with the Minister of Finance and Treasury of the BiH Council of Ministers - Nikola Špirić, Director of ITA - Miro Džakula and representative of the ITA BiH union - Mehmedalija Osmić.
The biggest operation in the fight against financial crime and corruption codenamed “Pandora” which was carried out by order of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH was discussed at the meeting.
Meeting participants agreed that these and similar operations in the fight against evasion of taxes and customs duties and corruption are of vital importance for entrenchment of the rule of law in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that this fight is important for all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina as evasion of taxes and customs duties causes great damages to the state and all its citizens.
It was concluded that these activities have to continue in the future because the collection of taxes and duties, as well as financial discipline is an important segment in the functioning of each state, as well as that this operation sends a clear message that tax and customs irregularities will be detected and the perpetrators prosecuted and punished.
A press conference was arranged after the meeting and was attended by several dozen journalists from electronic and print media.
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