4AMLDThe European Union and Council of Europe signed the Service Contract for the Assessment of the concrete implementation and effective application of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive in the EU Member States on 24 July 2019. The contract builds upon the Council of Europe expertise in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing monitoring and cooperation to provide a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of implementation of select measures of Directive (EU) 2015/849. The assessment process will rely on a dedicated platform developed by the Council of Europe as a basis for the close ongoing cooperation with the EU Member States for the assessments. The successful implementation of the process will be of major importance for ensuring a coherent application of the measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in the EU context in order to effectively address the supranational nature of ML/TF risks. The assessment process will be instrumental in the fulfillment of the European Commission tasks as a guardian of the Union treaties based on an accurate overview provided for each Member State and on a reflection of horizontal issues of application within the EU. The process includes an inception phase that would ensure the adjustment of the assessment methodology. The assessments of all EU Member States and the horizontal analysis are expected to be completed in 24 months (July 2021).

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Council of Europe 4th AMLD project moves to innovative online assessment process

05 October 2020 Video conference

Adapting to the restrictions on travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD) initiated an innovative virtual assessment process with three EU countries in late September 2020. The 4th AMLD assessment process includes desk-based reviews followed by a...

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Council of Europe training of assessors on the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive

6 December 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Economic Crime and Cooperation Division held the training for assessors for the review of implementation of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive of the EU (Directive (EU) 2015/849). The assessors were provided with an introduction to the 4th AMLD assessment process, its core themes and the...

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4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive of the EU: On-site visit to Budapest

20-22 November 2019 Budapest, Hungary

On 20-22 November 2019, the Council of Europe launched the assessment of effective implementation of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive of the EU (Directive (EU) 2015/849) with an on-site visit to Budapest, Hungary. Hungary is the first EU Member State to be assessed within the project....

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