MOLI-UA 2: Project against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Ukraine
Based on the success of the MOLI-UA Project Against Money Laundering implemented by the Council of Europe between February 2003 and June 2005 and fully funded by the European Commission (1 million Euro) the 5.3 million Euro Follow-up Project Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing was launched on 1 May 2006 to address the outstanding issues in the AML/CTF system of Ukraine and help the country keep the momentum in developing that system.Its three objectives aim at assisting Ukraine in:
making its national legislation compliant with the 3rd EU Directive on the Prevention of the Use of the Financial System for the Purposes of Money Laundering or Terrorist Financing, and the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism;
enhance the human capacities of key institutions of the anti-money laundering system of Ukraine (State Committee for Financial Monitoring, law enforcement agencies and judiciary and financial sector regulators/supervisors) ; and
developing the organisational and technical infrastructure of the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing system.
Closing conference (29-30 April 2009, Kyiv)
[24 April 2008, Strasbourg] During the closing conference and the final Steering Group meeting, the project achievements and results were presented, and certificates were handed over to the trainers on AML/CTF strategy during a ceremony on 29 April 2009.
Training course for financial sector (29 April 2009, Kyiv)
[10 April 2009, Strasbourg] A comprehensive anti-money laundering training course for financial sector has been produced and will be made available free of charge in the form of an interactive CD-Rom. The course has been prepared by international and Ukrainian experts in line with formal training standards applied in Ukraine. Official presentation of the course took place on 29 April 2009 and was accompanied by the ceremony of granting certificates to 42 trainers trained during the project
International conference on ''Combating Money Laudering and Terrorist Financing" (2-3 April 2009, Poland)
[31 March 2009, Strasbourg] In the framework of the MOLI-UA2 project, a delegation of 50 Ukrainian AML experts went to Zakopane, Poland to participate in the international conference ''Combating Money Laundering (ML) and Terrorist Financing (TF) - New technology challenges - Central and Eastern Europe approach''. This conference, organised by the Central and Eastern European Compliance Institute of Warsaw, was aimed at delivering to participants relevant knowledge and improving their practical experience in the area of counteracting money laundering and terrorist financing in Central and Eastern European Region. Many presentations were delivered by specialists who are responsible for implementing AML and TF activities.
Seminar for regional units of the Ministry of Interior and other LEA on special investigative techniques supporting counter ML/TF investigations (5-7 February 2009, Lviv)
[2 February 2009, Strasbourg] This seminar brought together staff of the regional units of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine and of several Law Enforcement Authorities. Participants heard presentations by national and internal experts on the specific aspects of combating ML/TF in the Kyiv Region, the use of special investigative techniques supporting counter ML/TF operations, and on the co-operation between the financial sector and Law Enforcement Authorities while conducting special investigative operations.
Sum-up conference (1-5 December 2008, Lviv region)
[28 November 2008, Strasbourg] 40 Ukrainian experts participated in the conference aimed at presenting, at regional level, the results of work of the State Committee for Financial Monitoring in Ukraine and its Training Center, as well as that of the MOLI-UA2 Project in 2008.
Study visit (17-21 November 2008, Sweden)
[14 November 2008, Strasbourg] 13 Ukrainian experts representing the State Committee for Financial Monitoring and the financial sector participated in this study visit. Its aim was to visit training institutions in Sweden, mainly in Stockholm and Gothenburg, to exchange best practices and study training solutions available to the law enforcement agencies and judiciary in Sweden in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing.
AMLTraining for non-financial obliged institutions (12 November 2008, Kyiv)
[10 November 2008, Strasbourg] A training course was organised at the premises of the Training Center of the State Committee for Financial Monitoring in Kyiv, Ukraine. It focused on the prevention and combating money laundering in non-financial institutions with special focus on gambling sector.