Stricter regulation of virtual assets and specialised gatekeeper professions should be priorities in combating money laundering

4 May 2022 Strasbourg

Governments need to step up their efforts and coordination to combat money laundering and terrorist financing by adopting stricter regulation and supervision of the virtual assets sector and the specialised “gatekeeper” professions, such as lawyers, accountants and other services providers who...

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MONEYVAL launches the evaluation process of Azerbaijan (19-22 April 2022)

22 April 2022 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL has launched its 5th round mutual evaluation process of Azerbaijan with a high-level exchange including the Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Mr Ali AHMADOV and the Chair of MONEYVAL, Ms Elżbieta FRANKOW-JAŚKIEWICZ. The high-level exchange was followed by a training for the...

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FATF on-site visit to Malta

11 April 2022 Malta

Representatives of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and MONEYVAL held an on-site visit to Malta in order to ascertain Malta’s progress in the field of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The team met with representatives of Maltese authorities involved...

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MONEYVAL launches the evaluation process of Montenegro (29-30 March 2022)

30 March 2022 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL has launched its 5th round mutual evaluation process of Montenegro with a high-level exchange including the Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, Mr Zoran MILJANIC, the Chair of MONEYVAL, Ms Elżbieta FRANKOW-JAŚKIEWICZ and the Director of Information Society -...

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MONEYVAL Chair holds exchange of views with the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers

30 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Chair of MONEYVAL Ms Elżbieta Franków-Jaśkiewicz held an exchange of views with the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers on 30 March 2022. The meeting focused on the current international and European trends in the field of money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the...

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MONEYVAL carries out a face-to-face meeting with Bulgaria

18 March 2022 Strasbourg

In the framework of the 5th round of mutual evaluation of Bulgaria, MONEYVAL organized a Face to Face meeting between the assessment team and Bulgarian authorities 16-18 March 2022 in Strasbourg (France). The Face to Face meeting is organized approximately two months prior the Plenary meeting,...

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MONEYVAL carries out a face-to-face meeting with Liechtenstein

18 March 2022 Strasbourg

In the framework of the 5th round of mutual evaluation of Liechtenstein, MONEYVAL organized a face to face meeting between the assessment team and Liechtenstein authorities on 16-18 March 2022 in Strasbourg (France). The face to face meeting is organized approximately two months prior the Plenary...

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The Russian Federation is excluded from the Council of Europe and MONEYVAL

17 March 2022 Strasbourg

On 17 March 2022 the Russian Federation was excluded from the Council of Europe. The decision was taken by the Committee of Ministers in an extraordinary meeting and in the context of the procedure launched under Article 8 of the Statute of the Council of Europe. By consequence, Russia also...

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Outcomes of the FATF Plenary meeting

8 March 2022 Paris

On 1-4 March 2022 the MONEYVAL delegation led by the Chair Ms Elżbieta Franków-Jaśkiewicz took part in the Plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force in Paris, France. This Plenary meeting completed the process of the Strategic Review by the FATF by adopting the new FATF Methodology and...

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MONEYVAL carries out evaluation visit to Monaco

4 March 2022 Monaco

As part of the mutual evaluation of Monaco, a team of evaluators from the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) carried out an on-site visit to the Principality from 21 February to 4 March. The...

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Virtual Standards Training Course

3 March 2022 Strasbourg

Over the last two weeks (14-24 February 2022), MONEYVAL delegations participated in the tenth virtual course focused on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and counter-proliferation financing techniques. The training course was jointly delivered by training specialists from the...

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Croatia must reinforce efforts and capacities to prevent and combat money laundering and terrorism financing

3 February 2021 Strasbourg

In a report published today, MONEYVAL calls on Croatian authorities to improve the regulatory framework and to strengthen their efforts and capacities to tackle money laundering (ML) and financing of terrorism (FT) more effectively. The report appreciates Croatian efforts to implement the...

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Poland must improve regulatory framework and increase measures to tackle money laundering and terrorism financing

1 February 2022 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s MONEYVAL Committee calls on Polish authorities to improve the regulatory framework and to strengthen the practical application of measures meant to stop money laundering and financing of terrorism. Most legal requirements and practical actions...

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Typologies report on AML/CFT supervision in times of crisis

25 January 2022 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL published today a report aimed at assisting authorities to effectively carry out their anti-money laundering countering terrorist financing (AML/CTF) supervisory activities in times of crisis or challenging external factors. It is based on information collected from supervisors across...

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Cyprus: MONEYVAL issues follow up report assessing progress in measures to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism terrorism

13 January 2022 Strasbourg

Cyprus has made some progress in improving its level of compliance with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards on combatting money laundering and the financing of terrorism, according to a follow-up report published today by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Money Laundering...

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MONEYVAL holds 62nd Plenary Meeting

CoE 17 December 2022 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) held its 62nd Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 15 to 17 December 2021. This was the third MONEYVAL Plenary taking place in a hybrid mode, with delegations participating...

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MONEYVAL report on Gibraltar sees improvement in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing

14 December 2021 Strasbourg

The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar has improved measures to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, demonstrating significant progress in its level of compliance with FATF (Financial Action Task Force) standards, according to a report published today by the Council of...

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New MONEYVAL report on Serbia: improvements in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing have led to upgraded rating, minor deficiencies remain

13 December 2021 Strasbourg

Serbia has improved measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, demonstrating significant progress in the level of compliance with the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) standards, according to a new follow-up report published today by the Council of Europe anti-money laundering...

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Czech Republic: improvement in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing

8 December 2021 Strasbourg

The Czech Republic has improved the measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, demonstrating substantial progress in its level of compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards, according to a follow-up report by MONEYVAL published today. In an evaluation...

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Andorra: improvement in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing in the non-profit organisation sector

7 December 2021 Strasbourg

Andorra has improved measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, demonstrating progress in its level of compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards, in particular those concerning the non-profit organisations sector, according to a follow-up report MONEYVAL...

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