The second Steering Committee Meeting of the EU/Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance (PGGII) Project on “Strengthening measures to counter money laundering and financing of terrorism in Ukraine” was organised on 14 January 2021. Due to COVID-19 related restrictions the meeting was held via videoconferencing. The Committee brought together the representatives of eight of key beneficiary institutions of the project, the EU Delegation to Ukraine, and the Council of Europe Secretariat and field office.
The Committee members took stock of the activities implemented in 2020, including achievements and challenges. Moreover, the meeting provided a platform for discussing planned and priority actions for 2021. All participants underlined the importance of the Project’s contribution to recent anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing developments in Ukraine. It was also highlighted that the assistance of the Project remains highly relevant for compliance with international standards and implementing MONEYVAL recommendations.