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

05/06/2018 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL has commenced its 5th round mutual evaluation of Cyprus with a two-day training on the evaluation process for the Cypriot authorities and representatives from the private sector. The training is provided by the MONEYVAL Secretariat one year in advance of the onsite visit to familiarise...

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MONEYVAL’s annual report: money laundering risks are increasing

30/05/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe anti money laundering and counter terrorist financing body MONEYVAL has just published its General Activity Report for 2017. Presenting the report to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 30 May, the Chairman of MONEYVAL, Daniel Thelesklaf, pointed out that...

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Council of Europe anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing Committee visits Lithuania

18/05/2018 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 Lithuania from 7 to 18 May 2018. The delegation was composed of MONEYVAL experts with a legal, law enforcement...

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MONEYVAL trains new assessors for its mutual evaluations

02/05/2018 Strasbourg

From 23-27 April 2018, MONEYVAL, jointly with the FATF, held an assessor training workshop in Larnaca, Cyprus. 48 prospective assessors (33 from MONEYVAL member states and 15 from FATF member states) received training on the 2012 FATF Recommendations and the 2013 FATF Methodology. MONEYVAL wishes...

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"No money for terror" - conference in Paris calls for reinforcing resources of the FATF and the "FATF-style regional bodies" such as MONEYVAL

27/04/2018 Strasbourg

The President of MONEYVAL, Mr Daniel Thelesklaf, attended the inter-ministerial Conference "No money for terror", which took place in Paris on 25-26 April 2018 upon invitation by French President Macron. The conference was attended by more than 50 ministers and 500 experts from nearly 80...

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MONEYVAL continues its series of roundtables on de-risking with workshops in Frankfurt and London

10/04/2018 Strasbourg

On 28 March and 9 April 2018, MONEYVAL continued its series of roundtables on correspondent banking (“Re-connecting the de-risked”) with events in Frankfurt (Main) and London. Each roundtable brought together around 40-50 participants from global financial institutions, respondent banks from...

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FATF/OSCE/MONEYVAL Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors

27/03/2018 Strasbourg

On 26-27 March 2018, MONEYVAL organised - together with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - a workshop for prosecutors and judges. This workshop, which was held in Strasbourg (France), provided a platform for gathering and...

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MONEYVAL publishes a follow-up report on Hungary

13/03/2018 Strasbourg

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...

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MONEYVAL publishes a report on Ukraine

30/01/2018 Strasbourg

In its new report published today, MONEYVAL acknowledged that there is strong political commitment in Ukraine to prevent and combat money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/FT), and the measures undertaken have already had a positive effect. However, new legal provisions are required to...

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MONEYVAL publishes a report on the Holy See

08/12/2017 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL published today the third progress report of the Holy See/Vatican City State. The report evaluates the Holy See’s compliance with the recommendations made by MONEYVAL in its Mutual Evaluation Report in July 2012 and developments since the last progress report submitted in December 2015....

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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 55th Plenary meeting

07/12/2017 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) held its 55th Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 5 to 7 December 2017. Amongst other issues, MONEYVAL adopted the 5th round mutual evaluation report of Ukraine; the 5th round...

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MONEYVAL publishes a report on Andorra

14/11/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, MONEYVAL says that the Andorran authorities have acquired a reasonably comprehensive understanding of the money laundering and terrorism financing risks faced by the country. It however calls for a clear political oversight to be put in place in order to monitor the...

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MONEYVAL Roundtable on “Re-connecting the de-risked”

17/10/2017 Strasbourg

On 11 and 12 October 2017, MONEYVAL organised two roundtables in New York City and Washington D.C. on correspondent banking (“Re-connecting the de-risked”). Each roundtable brought together around 40-50 participants from global financial institutions, respondent banks from several MONEYVAL...

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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 54th Plenary meeting

29/09/2017 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL held its 54th Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 26 to 28 September 2017. At this meeting, the Plenary, inter alia: discussed and adopted the 5th round MER and its executive summary on Andorra; adopted the compliance report of Montenegro under the Compliance Enhancing Procedures, and...

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MONEYVAL publishes its latest report on Slovenia

03/08/2017 Strasbourg

The number of money-laundering investigations has risen in Slovenia since the last evaluation in 2010, but it is still not commensurate with the number of investigations and convictions for proceeds-generating crimes, such as tax evasion, fraud and other economic crimes, as well as drug...

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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 53rd Plenary meeting

2 June 2017 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL held its 53rd plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 30 May to 1 June 2017. At this meeting, the Plenary, inter alia: discussed and adopted the 5th round MER and its executive summary on Slovenia; took note of the compliance reports of Montenegro under the Compliance Enhancing Procedures,...

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MONEYVAL's annual report for 2016 : importance of cutting off the financial lifeline of terrorists

30 May 2017 Strasbourg, France

Following the publication today of MONEYVAL's annual report, its Chair, Daniel Thelesklaf, pointed out that the year 2016 has seen numerous horrible terrorist attacks, which has underlined the importance of cutting off the financial lifeline of terrorists : “Combatting the financing of terrorism...

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MONEYVAL publishes its latest report on Isle of Man

27 January 2017 Isle of Man

In its new report published today, MONEYVAL praised the authorities of the Isle of Man for the effective coordination of anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism policies. In addition, it is commended the authorities’ thorough understanding of money laundering and financing of...

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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 52nd Plenary meeting

13 December 2016 Strasbourg,France

MONEYVAL held its 52nd plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 6 to 8 December 2016. At this meeting, the Plenary, inter alia: Heard an address, at the opening of the Plenary, by Mr Juan Manuel Vega-Serrano, the President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF); Adopted the 5th round MER and...

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