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Hungary: MONEYVAL indicates progress in compliance with international standards to fight money laundering and terrorist financing

Strasbourg 26 May 2021
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Hungary: MONEYVAL indicates progress in compliance with international standards to fight money laundering and terrorist financing

The fourth follow-up report published today by the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), analyses Hungary’s progress in strengthening its framework for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) and addressing technical compliance deficiencies identified in the mutual evaluation report adopted in September 2016.

Hungary has improved legislation regarding politically exposed persons, which MONEYVAL reflected in upgrading its rating on FATF Recommendation 12 from “partially compliant” to “largely compliant”.

The follow-up report also looks at progress made in the implementation of new requirements relating to Recommendation 15 (Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers), which has changed since Hungary’s last follow-up report was adopted. The rating for Recommendation 15, originally rated as “compliant”, is now “partially compliant”.

Hungary is now “compliant” on five of the 40 FATF Recommendations and “largely compliant” on 29 of them. It remains “partially compliant” on six of the 40 FATF Recommendations.

MONEYVAL decided that Hungary will remain in the enhanced follow-up process and will report back to MONEYVAL in one year on any progress on its AML/CFT measures.