Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL)

 


 
 NEWS 09/08/2016
 
[09 August 2016] VACANCY NOTICE: Programme Manager to MONEYVAL: call for candidates - Deadline for applications: 12 September 2016

The Directorate General I - Human Rights and Rule of Law is currently looking for a Programme Manager.

The post holder will perform the following key duties:
• plans, organises and implements MONEYVAL’s evaluation programme under its Fifth Round of Mutual Evaluations, based on the 2012 standards of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and its corresponding 2013 Methodology as well as MONEYVAL’s Rules of Procedure;
• participates in evaluation visits, provides guidance to the evaluation team, and supervises the administrative organisation and coordination of these visits;
• takes responsibility for the preparation of the draft evaluation reports throughout the various procedural stages leading to their discussion in the Plenary;
• takes responsibility for the preparation of follow-up reports, including under MONEYVAL’s Compliance Enhancing Procedures;
• conducts research and follows legal developments on money laundering and financing of terrorism issues;
• provides services to the MONEYVAL Plenary meetings;
• assists with the organisation of training seminars for evaluators, as well as typology work carried out by MONEYVAL;
• assists the Executive Secretary in administrative and reporting responsibilities connected with MONEYVAL;
• contributes to the visibility of MONEYVAL internally and externally through representation and interventions on behalf of MONEYVAL in other relevant fora (e.g. the FATF, EU, OECD, OSCE, World Bank or IMF).
Please note that the incumbent may be required to perform other duties not listed in the vacancy notice.

For more information on the post and the application procedure, please click here.


[09 August 2016] Secondment of one official to MONEYVAL: call for candidates - deadline for applications: 9 October 2016

The Directorate General I - Human Rights and Rule of Law - is currently looking for one official to be seconded for a minimum period of one year, commencing as soon as possible.    

The Seconded official will provide expert assistance to the Directorate of Information Society and Action against Crime in the implementation of MONEYVAL mutual evaluation programme, which supports States in fulfilling their commitments in accordance with international legal, financial and law enforcement standards on money laundering and terrorist financing and in compliance with Council of Europe conventions, regulations, standards and values.

For more information on the post and the application procedure, please click here.


[09 June 2016] MONEYVAL publishes its latest report on Serbia

In its new report published today, MONEYVAL analyses the implementation by Serbia of international standards on money laundering and terrorist financing since the last evaluation in 2009, and recommends an action plan to address the shortcomings.    

MONEYVAL praised the authorities of Serbia for improving legal and institutional framework, but found that Serbia does not fight money laundering and financing of terrorism on a systematic and consistent basis.

MONEYVAL experts commended the authorities for the efforts in investigating one significant money laundering case connected with organised criminality, but have urged them to take immediate action to ensure that law enforcement efforts are fully commensurate with the money laundering risks faced by the country. A clear criminal policy on money laundering investigations and prosecutions should be established, including a centralised database for all the cases and a co-ordinated strategy.

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[24 May 2016] MONEYVAL publishes its latest report on the UK’s Crown Dependency of Jersey 

Jersey has a mature and sophisticated regime for tackling money laundering and the financing of terrorism, as well as an internationally-recognised mechanism to ensure transparency of beneficial ownership information.   However, the number of money laundering convictions and confiscations is relatively low given the size and characteristics of the island’s financial sector.
 
These are among the main findings in the latest report on the UK’s Crown Dependency of Jersey from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (or MONEYVAL), adopted in December 2015.This is the last in a cycle of MONEYVAL evaluation reports based on methodology set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in 2004.

MONEYVAL is currently evaluating its members according to the FATF’s updated 2013 methodology.

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[15 April 2016] 50th Plenary meeting of the Committee on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL)

Speaking at the opening session of its 50th Plenary meeting, Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni highlighted that “in the past two decades, MONEYVAL has become a globally renowned player in the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing community.” She added that MONEYVAL is “the most experienced FATF-style regional body when it comes to conducting mutual evaluations” that provides “consistent and accurate interpretations of the FATF standards in the European region”.  

“In the past year the Council of Europe has taken a number of important steps to help our member states combat violent extremism”, the Deputy Secretary stated, and MONEYVAL’s actions to step up counter-terrorist financing measures “are a hugely valuable addition to this body of on-going work”.  

Speech by Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni



In his address, the FATF Executive Secretary, David Lewis, stressed the essential role that MONEYVAL plays in the global AML/CFT network, being “one of the oldest and strongest FSRBs in the global network” and setting “an example for all to follow.” Mr Lewis added that: “Moneyval was the only FSRB to conduct two rounds of evaluations under the 2004 FATF methodology and was the first FSRB to start assessing effectiveness.”  

Speech by the FATF Executive Secretary David Lewis



In a special session on terrorist financing to mark MONEYVAL’s 50th plenary meeting, Michael Lauber, Attorney General of Switzerland, analysed the challenges for identifying and prosecuting the financing of terrorism. In his speech, he stressed the need to strengthen international co-operation via a number of measures such as the creation of joint investigation teams, improving the exchange of information between the police and prosecutors, and increasing the co-operation between law enforcement and Internet service providers and information technology companies.

 
  
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