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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 53rd Plenary meeting

Strasbourg 2 June 2017
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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 53rd Plenary meeting

MONEYVAL held its 53rd plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 30 May to 1 June 2017.

At this meeting, the Plenary, inter alia:

  • discussed and adopted the 5th round MER and its executive summary on Slovenia;
  • took note of the compliance reports of Montenegro under the Compliance Enhancing Procedures, and invited the country to submit a further report at the 54th Plenary (26-28 September 2017);
  • took note of the follow-up reports by Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, and the Slovak Republic under the 4th round of mutual evaluations;
  • took note of an interim report by Romania under the 4th round of mutual evaluations;
  • heard an updated analysis from the Secretariat on the follow-up procedure of the Terrorist Financing Fact-Finding Initiative, and decided to remove from the procedure the following two countries: Lithuania and Poland;
  • heard two presentations on threats and new trends of terrorist financing in light of recent terrorist attacks;
  • heard a presentation on disrupting financial flows associated with slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and child labour;
  • had an exchange of views with experts on the gender-dimension of money laundering;
  • heard presentations on the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sport Competitions and the Council of Europe Convention on offences relating to Cultural Property;
  • adopted the follow-up template for its 5th round of mutual evaluations; and
  • hosted within the margins of the Plenary a workshop on the "EGMONT Group / World Bank / UNODC - GPML project on FIU cooperation with law enforcement and prosecutors”

Reports adopted will be available shortly under each jurisdiction's' profile, in accordance with MONEYVAL's publication policy.