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MOLI-Serbia: MAIN ACTIVITIES 2012


Basic Training of Trainers (Belgrade, Serbia, 29-30 November 2012)

On 29-30 November 2012, MOLI Serbia  organised a two-day “Basic Training of Trainers” event for staff members of the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering. The purpose of the training was to provide project beneficiaries with necessary presentation skills, which they will apply regularly when transferring their knowledge on AML/CFT issues to junior colleagues and other government agencies responsible for preventing money laundering and terrorism financing in Serbia.

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2nd Training on Investigation and Prosecution of Money Laundering Offences and Seizure of the Proceeds of Crime
(Novi Sad, Serbia, 19-20 November 2012)

MOLI Serbia Project was organising a two-day training on Investigation and Prosecution of Money Laundering Offences and Seizure of the Proceeds of Crime, which took place in Novi Sad, on 19 and 20 November 2012. The training was primarily aimed at representatives of the police, prosecutors and the judiciary. The guest expert from The Netherlands, Ms Nicole Voorhuis, Public Prosecutor from Amsterdam, presented the role and practices of prosecutors in money laundering investigations and prosecutions and the seizure of the proceeds of crime. The guest expert from Belgium, Mr Geert Delure, Police Detective Commissioner of the National Federal Criminal Police, made the presentation on reporting and investigation of money laundering offences, and the structure of the investigation of money laundering offences and the seizure of the proceeds of crime by the police.

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Workshop on AML/CFT Standards for Accountants and Auditors
(Belgrade, Serbia, 30 October 2012)

On 30 October 2012, MOLI Project in cooperation with APML organised a workshop on AML/CFT supervision for accountants and auditors. The objective of the workshop was to assist designated non-financial businesses and persons in latest AML/CFT standards. CoE and APML experts presented international standards and legislation on AML/CFT in Serbia; threats and challenges and latest typologies, among other topics.

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Training Workshop on Regional Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Typologies
(Belgrade, Serbia, 25 October 2012)

MOLI Serbia Project, in cooperation with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), organised the Training Workshop on Regional Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Typologies, which took place on 25 October 2012, in Hotel Zira in Belgrade. The workshop was also  attended by the representatives of other countries in the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia) who presented typologies in their respective countries. The workshop was also dedicated to new typologies and trends.

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National Money Laundering Risk Assessment Final Workshop
(Belgrade, Serbia, 23 and 24 October 2012)

MOLI Serbia Project organised the National Money Laundering Risk Assessment Final Workshop, which took place on 23 and 24 October 2012, in Hotel Hyatt Regency in Belgrade. The workshop was organised by the Council of Europe (CoE) and the World Bank (WB), in cooperation with the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering of the Republic of Serbia (APML). The workshop was also attended by the representatives of other countries in the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia) as observers. The Final Workshop was dedicated to discussion of the risk assessment results following the Initial Workshop and reviewing the risk based draft action plans. The participants  also discussed the ways to further improve the quality of the NRA process and underlying information data and statistics for the next round of NRA.

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Fourth Steering Committee Meeting
(Belgrade, Serbia, 4 September 2012)

The fourth Steering Committee meeting of the MOLI Serbia Project took place in Belgrade on 4 September 2012. The members of the Steering Committee reviewed the activities carried out since January 2012 and discussed the short-term planning of activities until the end of the calendar year. Steering Committee members also approved the updated version of the project Workplan.

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Capacity building Workshop for the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering
(Srebrno jezero, Serbia, 31 August and 1 September 2012)

On 31 August and 1 September 2012, MOLI Serbia Project organised a Capacity-building Workshop for the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering (APML). The objective of the workshop was to develop the curricula for a training course for new APML staff. Mr Simon Goddard, MOLI Serbia Project’s Consultant, made a presentation about the international standards applicable to AML/CFT, and the role and function of the Financial Intelligence Unit. Each department of the APML made a presentation of its major role and responsibilities.

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Communication Skills Training for APML staff members
(Belgrade, Serbia, 30 August 2012)

On 30 August 2012, MOLI Serbia Project organised the Communication Skills Training for the staff members of the APML, delivered by the Public Relations Agency, Mosaic B.C.A. The topics covered by the training included the importance of communication, verbal and non-verbal communication, appropriate ways to react, differences between media, how to communicate with journalists, how to prepare for a meeting with journalists, how to handle delicate questions and the overall importance of the public relations sector.

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Workshop on the Risk Based Approach (RBA) in On-site and Off-site Supervision
(Belgrade, Serbia, 9 and 10 July 2012

MOLI Serbia Project is holding a Workshop on the Risk Based Approach (RBA) in On-site and Off-site Supervision, which will take place on 9 and 10 July 2012 in Belgrade. The workshop is primarily aimed at representatives of the Supervision Department of the National Bank of Serbia, as well as other supervisory bodies in the anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing system. On this occasion, the guest expert of the national bank of Italy, Mr Antonio Marrone, will present good practices in applying the Risk Approach in supervision.

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Workshop on the Risks of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in NPO Sector (Belgrade, Serbia, 14 June 2012)

MOLI Serbia Project organised the Workshop on the Risks of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in NPO Sector, which took place on 14 June 2012 in Belgrade. The workshop was aimed at participants from the NGO sector in Serbia, FIU, Ministry of Interior, Serbian security agencies and other institutions that have a role in preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. Experts of the Council of Europe, Dr Shima Keene and Mr Grahame Barker, took part in the discussion and highlight the features and types of NPOs that are at risk of being misused for the purposes of money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Study visit to the EUROPOL and Belgian Federal Police
(The Hague, The Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium, 2-6 April 2012)

Serbian Delegation in EUROPOLMOLI Serbia Project organised a five-day study visit to the EUROPOL Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, and the Belgian Federal Police in Brussels, Belgium, for the analysts of the Serbian Administration for the Prevention of Money-laundering and the Serbian Financial Investigation Unit. During the visit to these institutions between 2 and 6 April 2012, the Serbian delegation had an opportunity to hear about strategic and operational analysis, and learn the appropriate methodology on writing strategic reports.

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Conference on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in the Securities Market
(Aranđelovac, Serbia, 28-30 March 2012)

MOLI Serbia Project organised a three-day Conference on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in the Securities Market, which took place on 28, 29 and 30 March 2012 in Arandjelovac, Serbia. More than seventy representatives of custody banks, broker-dealer companies and investment funds were be trained in AML/CFT compliance regime in securities market and discussed improving effectiveness of the system. The conference also contributed to creation of a dedicated AML committee and association representing the compliance professionals of the securities market sector.

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Review of the Draft Law on Freezing of Terrorist Assets
(Ečka, Serbia 23-24 February 2012)

MOLI Serbia Project will organize a two-day Workshop on the Review of the Provisions of the Draft Law on Restrictions on Disposal of Property with the Aim of Preventing Terrorism in Serbia, which will take place on 23 and 24 February 2012 in Ečka, Serbia. Together with Ms Lorna Harris, CoE Expert, the nominated members of the Legal Review Group will analyse and review the compliance of the Draft Law with EU and International standards, identify any shortcomings and provide recommendations as a basis for amendments to the Draft Law.

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3rd Steering Committee meeting
(Belgrade, Serbia, 20 January 2012)

The third Steering Committee meeting of MOLI Serbia Project took place in Belgrade on 20 January 2012. The members of the Steering Committee reviewed the activities carried out and discussed the short-term planning of activities. They also approved the Project's First Annual Progress Report covering the period November 2010-2011.

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Initial Workshop on National Risk Assessment
(Belgrade, Serbia, 18-20 January 2012)

MOLI-Serbia Project is organising an Initial Workshop on National Risk Assessment in the Republic of Serbia, which will take place from 18-20 January 2012, in Hotel Continental in Belgrade. The initial workshop has been jointly organized by the Council of Europe (CoE) and the World Bank (WB) and in cooperation with the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering of the Republic of Serbia (APML). The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is facilitating the participation of representatives from other countries of the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Slovenia) as observers. The workshop is aiming to introduce the World Bank’s National ML Risk Assessment Methodology and Models, to start the assessment process and to identify the needs for further information and data collection to fully complete the NRA.

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