The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Council of Europe signed an agreement on the funding of the project “Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Serbia” in December 2019. The project’s overall objective is to support Serbia with addressing the remaining Anti-Money Laundering/Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regulatory shortcomings thereby strengthening the country’s AML/CFT prevention and enforcement regime. The objective will be achieved by developing an effective and sustainable framework for preventing and supressing money laundering and terrorist financing in Serbia, inclusive of primary and secondary legislation, organisational solution, and specialisation.

In line with the above, the project expects to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Strengthened compliance and oversight of AML/CFT financial and designated non-financial business and professions;
  2. Enhanced Non-Profit Organisations terrorist-financing risk management;
  3. Developed risk-based border controls related to cash and goods smuggling, terrorist financing, and proliferation;
  4. Increased transparency of beneficial ownership information for legal persons and arrangements;
  5. Enhanced criminal justice sector processing of money laundering and terrorist financing cases;
  6. Strengthened effectiveness in the confiscation of proceeds and instrumentalities of crime;
  7. Enhanced inter-agency cooperation on verification of asset declarations.
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Serbian judiciary and law enforcement familiarized with key NRA findings

23 June 2022 Belgrade, Serbia

The project “Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Serbia” is supporting the Administration for Prevention of Money Laundering of the Republic of Serbia, in dissemination of the results of the latest ML/TF National Risk Assessment (NRA). To this end, the first in a series of...

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Steering Committee of the project discussed progress in the area of ML/TF in Serbia

8 June 2022 BELGRADE, SERBIA

The Council of Europe remains dedicated to support the authorities of Serbia in building a robust anti-money laundering system in the country. Together with the partners from national institutions and with the support of the Swedish International Development Agency, it aims at strengthening...

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Council of Europe to keep supporting authorities of Serbia in fighting money laundering

13 April 2022 Belgrade, Serbia

Money laundering, corruption and organised crime continue to be areas of concern for Serbia, due to their negative impact on the rule of law and the economic development of the country. The Council of Europe remains dedicated to support the authorities of Serbia in building a robust anti-money...

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