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MONEYVAL holds its 64th Plenary meeting and marks its 25 year anniversary

On 7-9 December 2022 MONEYVAL held its 64th Plenary meeting. It was opened by the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Mr Bjørn Berge. In his speech Mr Berge underlined the expanding role of MONEYVAL as a part of the Council of Europe and congratulated Committee on its 25 year anniversary. The Executive secretary of the FATF Ms Violaine Clerc addressed the Plenary highlighting the high-level of cooperation between FATF and MONEYVAL and commending MONEYVAL for the quality of its mutual evaluations. 

The Plenary meeting discussed and adopted the mutual evaluation reports of Estonia and Monaco and the follow-up report of Lithuania. It held a thematic session on the links between money laundering and human trafficking with an exchange of views involving Ms Helga Gayer, President of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Ms Petya Nestorova Executive Secretary of GRETA, and Daniel Thelesklaf, leader of the FAST Project of the UN University. MONEYVAL held a discussion on its strategic priorities for the period 2023-2027 with the involvement of its former Chairs Mr Vassil Kirov, Mr Anton Bartolo, Mr Klaudijo Stroligo, Mr Daniel Thelesklaf, former Vice-Chair Ms Eva Papakyriacou, scientific experts Mr Bill Gilmore and Mr Boudewijn Verhelst and former Executive secretary Mr John Ringguth. The Plenary also held an exchange of views with the Executive secretary of the Egmont Group Mr Jerome Beaumont. 

Strasbourg 9 December 2022
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