Malta should step up its efforts to investigate and prosecute money laundering as well as to strengthen its supervisory system

12/09/2019 Strasbourg

Strasbourg, 12.09.2019 – In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL calls on the Maltese authorities to strengthen their practical application of their measures to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism. The report makes a comprehensive...

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Money laundering: Moldova should increase the effectiveness of its confiscation regime and the criminal asset recovery

11/09/2019 Strasbourg

Strasbourg, 11.09.2019 – In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti money laundering body MONEYVAL calls on the Moldovan authorities to fully and consistently use its legislative framework to combat money laundering and to increase the effectiveness of confiscation of proceeds, in...

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MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on the United Kingdom Crown Dependency of the Isle of Man

06/09/2019 Strasbourg

As a result of the Isle of Man’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since its mutual evaluation report in December 2016, MONEYVAL has re-rated the country on three Recommendations originally rated as “largely compliant” and one...

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MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on Ukraine

06/09/2019 Strasbourg

In light of Ukraine’s limited progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since the adoption of its mutual evaluation report in December 2017, MONEYVAL has re-rated the jurisdiction on one recently-amended Recommendation (originally rated...

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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 58th Plenary meeting

19/07/2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) held its 58th Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 15 to 19 July 2019. MONEYVAL completed the country assessments of the Republic of Moldova and Malta. It adopted follow-up reports...

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MONEYVAL welcomes Serbia´s removal from FATF's "grey list"

24/06/2019 Strasbourg

Strasbourg 24.06.2019 – The Council of Europe´s anti money laundering and counter terrorist financing body MONEYVAL today welcomed that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) decided at its plenary meeting held in Orlando (USA) from 16 to 21 June that Serbia will no longer be subject to the...

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MONEYVAL visits Cyprus

28/05/2019 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts for the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) carried out an onsite visit to Cyprus from 13 to 24 May 2019. The delegation was composed of MONEYVAL experts with a legal, law enforcement...

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MONEYVAL visits the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Gibraltar

18/04/2019 strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts for the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) carried out an onsite visit to the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of Gibraltar from 1 to 12 April 2019. The delegation was composed of...

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MONEYVAL trains new assessors for its mutual evaluations

12/04/2019 Strasbourg

From 8-12 April 2019, MONEYVAL, jointly with the FATF, held an assessor training workshop in Ostia, Italy. 40 prospective assessors (20 from MONEYVAL member states and 15 from FATF member states) received training on the 2012 FATF Recommendations and the 2013 FATF Methodology. MONEYVAL wishes to...

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FATF/MONEYVAL Joint Experts’ meeting 25-26 March 2019

27/03/2019 Strasbourg

A key role of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is to identify new and evolving risks to the financial system stemming from money laundering (ML), terrorist financing (FT) or the financing of proliferation. The FATF’s annual experts meetings provide an important opportunity for operational...

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MONEYVAL commences evaluation process of San Marino with a two-day training for the authorities and private sector stakeholders

21/02/2019 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL has commenced its 5th round mutual evaluation of San Marino with a two-day training (14-15 February 2019) on the evaluation process for the authorities and representatives from the private sector. The training is provided by the MONEYVAL Secretariat one year in advance of the onsite...

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MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on Serbia

18/02/2019 Strasbourg

In light of Serbia’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since its mutual evaluation report in April 2016, MONEYVAL has re-rated the jurisdiction on ten Recommendations, nine of which were originally rated “partially compliant” or...

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MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on Slovenia

18/02/2019 Strasbourg

In light of Slovenia’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since the adoption of its mutual evaluation report in June 2017, MONEYVAL has re-rated the jurisdiction on one Recommendation originally rated “partially compliant”. Slovenia has been...

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MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on Hungary

14/02/2019 Strasbourg

As a result of Hungary’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since its mutual evaluation report in September 2016, MONEYVAL has re-rated the country on two Recommendations originally rated as “partially compliant”. Hungary was placed in an...

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MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on Andorra

14/02/2019 Strasbourg

As a result of Andorra’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since its mutual evaluation in September 2017, MONEYVAL has re-rated the country on twelve Recommendations, nine of which were originally rated as “partially compliant”. Andorra has...

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Combatting money laundering in the Czech Republic: despite progress more investigations are needed, says Council of Europe report

11/02/2019 Strasbourg

Strasbourg, 11.02.2019 – In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti money laundering body MONEYVAL finds that, despite progress in the Czech Republic to combat money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (FT), the authorities should take a more proactive approach with regard to...

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Lithuania should step up its efforts to strengthen its understanding of money laundering and financing of terrorism risks, says Council of Europe report

08/02/2019 Strasbourg

Strasbourg, 08.02.2019 – In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti money laundering body MONEYVAL calls on the Lithuanian authorities to strengthen their understanding of money laundering (ML) and financing of terrorism (FT) risks and to conduct the next iteration of the national...

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Albania should step up its efforts to combat money laundering, says Council of Europe report

17/12/2018 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe anti money laundering body MONEYVAL calls on the Albanian authorities to step up their efforts in pursuing launderers and confiscating their assets connected to significant proceeds-generating offences, and tackling terrorist financing related...

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MONEYVAL commences evaluation process of Georgia with a two-day training for the authorities and private sector stakeholders

13/12/2018 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL has commenced its 5th round mutual evaluation of Georgia with a two-day training (12-13 December 2018) on the evaluation process for the authorities and representatives from the private sector. The training is provided by the MONEYVAL Secretariat one year in advance of the onsite visit...

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Israel is achieving good results in identifying and responding to its money-laundering and terrorist financing risks, but needs more focus on supervision and preventive measures

10/12/2018 Strasbourg

The FATF and FATF-Style Regional Body MONEYVAL jointly assessed Israel’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) system. The assessment is a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of Israel’s measures and their level of compliance with the FATF Recommendations. Due to...

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