Action against economic crime


MOLI Serbia: Project against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Serbia


Organised crime, corruption and money laundering are serious threats to economies, democracy and the rule of law across the world. South-Eastern Europe is particularly vulnerable to these threats due geographical, political and historical reasons. Criminal activity generates proceeds the amount of which is difficult to ascertain. Yet, money laundering alone costs the Serbian economy between 3%-5% of GDP every year.

Following the expression of interest by the Serbian government and with the funding from the European Commission under IPA 2010, the Council of Europe will soon launch (as from 15 November 2010), a new technical assistance Project against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Serbia (MOLI-Serbia). The projectís duration will be of 36 months. The total amount of funds of the project is 2,200.000 Euro (90.91% EU funds and 9.09% CoE funds). This project builds on the results and recommendations of the previous joint project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe, PACO-Serbia (2005-2007).

MOLI-Serbiaís overall objective is to contribute to democracy and the rule of law through prevention and control of money laundering and terrorist and other forms of economic and financial crime in Serbia. The purpose of the Project is to enhance the capacities of the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing system in Serbia in terms of legislation, operations and capacities.


Closure of the MOLI-Serbia Project
(Belgrade, Serbia, 14 May 2014)

On 14 May 2014 the Joint CoE/EU Project against money laundering and terrorist financing in Serbia (MOLI-Serbia) was completed. Throughout the 42 months of implementation the MOLI-Serbia Project has delivered over 50 Actions in accordance with its Workplan, including 24 Technical Papers covering various aspects of the anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) framework of Serbia. During this time MOLI-Serbia has successfully managed to complete a range of strategically important activities, including the drafting of the new AML/CFT Strategy and Action Plan, legislative reviews of over 40 relevant legislative and regulatory acts; conducted a number of sectoral risk assessments, as well as reviews of interagency cooperation practices and frameworks in the areas of law enforcement and supervision; a major IT upgrade for the Administration on the Prevention of Money Laundering was carried out.

The MOLI-Serbia Project team would like to extend its gratitude to the beneficiaries for their active participation and very high level of commitment in the implementation of all project activities, particularly to the Administration on the Prevention of Money Laundering of Serbia, as well as the National Bank of Serbia, the Prosecutorís Office, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and other ministries and agencies who took part in Project activities.

Activities in the past:

January - February 2014
January - December 2013
January - November 2012
January - November 2011



Project Summary
   English / Serbian
Description of Action (DoA)
Workplan of Activities
Steering Committee
Inception Report
Progress Reports
Monthly Reports
Technical Papers


MONEYVAL Reports on Serbia
APML-The Administration for the prevention of Money Laundering
EU Delegation to Serbia
CoE Office in Belgrade, Serbia


Activities 2014
Activities 2013
Activities 2012
Activities 2011

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MOLI Serbia Project