At a glance

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism - MONEYVAL is a permanent monitoring body of the Council of Europe entrusted with the task of assessing compliance with the principal international standards to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism and the effectiveness of their implementation, as well as with the task of making recommendations to national authorities in respect of necessary improvements to their systems. Through a dynamic process of mutual evaluations, peer review and regular follow-up of its reports, MONEYVAL aims to improve the capacities of national authorities to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism more effectively.

MONEYVAL (formerly PC-R-EV) was established in 1997 and its functioning was regulated by the general provisions of Resolution Res(2005)47 on committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods. At their meeting on 13 October 2010, the Committee of Ministers adopted the Resolution CM/Res(2010)12 on the Statute of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) . The statute elevates MONEYVAL as from 1 January 2011 to an independent monitoring mechanism within the Council of Europe answerable directly to the Committee of Ministers. MONEYVAL Statute was further amended in 2013 by the Resolution CM/Res(2013)13 and in 2017 by the Resolution CM/Res(2017)19.

Latest report on Hungary

As a result of Hungary’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since its mutual evaluation in September 2016, MONEYVAL has re-rated the country on 13 of the 40 Recommendations.

Hungary has been in an enhanced follow-up process, following the adoption of its mutual evaluation, which assessed the effectiveness of Hungary’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) measures and their compliance with the Recommendations by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). In line with MONEYVAL’s rules of procedure, the country has reported back to MONEYVAL on the progress it has made to strengthen its AML/CFT framework.

This report analyses Hungary’s progress in addressing the technical compliance deficiencies identified in the mutual evaluation report. The report also looks at whether Hungary has implemented new measures to meet the requirements of FATF Recommendations that have changed since the country’s 2016 mutual evaluation.

MONEYVAL decided that Hungary should remain in enhanced follow-up and next report back in December 2018 as per Rule 23, paragraph 1 of MONEYVAL’s 5th round rules of procedure.