The Global Lottery Monitoring system (GLMS) has united with the General Police Inspectorate of the Moldovan Ministry of Internal Affairs, to strengthen protection against corruption in Moldovan sport.

Elevating the collaboration between the two parties, the agreement allows for an increase in sharing of information between the two, in a bid to detect and fight irregular betting patterns in relation to Moldovan sport.

GLMS President, Ludovico Calvi commented on the new partnership: “Cooperation with law enforcement authorities is of key importance for us. Already working closely with EUROPOL, INTERPOL and Victoria Police in Australia, we consider law enforcement authorities as a significant piece of the puzzle for the overall fight against sport competition manipulations. We are confident that with the active cooperation with the Moldovan police, we will be able to make a difference in a country in which we have detected a large number of irregularities in recent years.”

Representatives of the General Police Inspectorate added: “Being well aware of the good reputation of GLMS and its Lottery-Members in combating corruption in sport as well as its global network, we are pleased to conclude this agreement, which will surely be extremely beneficial for our investigations. We are pleased that we have now such a significant ally in our efforts to safeguard the integrity of Moldovan sports.”

The collaboration follows the GLMS unveiling its first major initiative of 2019, with the official launch of its ‘IntegriSport Project’, co-developed in partnership with the EU ERASMUS European-wide education and training programme.

The project aims to raise awareness and improve training standards among European-wide law enforcement authorities/stakeholders with regards to identifying sport manipulations/corruptions.