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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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 57th Plenary meeting

07/12/2018 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) held its 57th Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 3 to 7 December 2018. Amongst the highlights of the Plenary, MONEYVAL held a panel discussion on countering the laundering of...

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

5-16 November 2018 Valletta, Malta

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 Malta from 5 to 16 November 2018. The delegation was composed of MONEYVAL experts with a legal, law...

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

13-14 November 2018 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

MONEYVAL has commenced its 5th round mutual evaluation of Slovakia with a two-day training (13-14 November 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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Council of Europe anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing Committee visits Moldova

12/10/2018 Chisinau, Moldova

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 Republic of Moldova from 1 to 12 October 2018. The delegation was composed of MONEYVAL experts with a...

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MONEYVAL trains new assessors for its mutual evaluations

02/10/2018 Moscow, Russian Federation

From 24-28 September 2018, MONEYVAL, jointly with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Eurasian Group on Combatting Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (EAG), held an assessor training workshop in Moscow, Russian Federation. 43 prospective assessors (25 from MONEYVAL member...

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MONEYVAL publishes a follow-up report on the Isle of Man

07/09/2018 Strasbourg

In light of the Isle of Man’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since the adoption of its mutual evaluation report in December 2016, MONEYVAL has re-rated the jurisdiction on 8 of the 40 Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force...

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MONEYVAL publishes a follow-up report on Armenia

07/09/2018 Strasbourg

As a result of Armenia’s progress in strengthening its framework to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since its mutual evaluation in December 2015, MONEYVAL has re-rated the country on two recommendations originally rated as “partially compliant”. Armenia has been in a regular...

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MONEYVAL PUBLISHES A REPORT ON LATVIA

23/08/2018 Strasbourg

In a report published today on Latvia, MONEYVAL acknowledges that large financial flows passing through the country pose a significant money laundering threat. Latvia is a regional financial centre, with a majority of its commercial banks focusing on servicing foreign customers, mainly from the...

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Moldova: Council of Europe anti-money laundering committee concerned about misleading media reports

27/07/2018 Strasbourg

Media reports in Moldova seem to wrongly suggest that the Law on Voluntary Declaration and Fiscal Stimulation, which was passed by the Moldovan Parliament on 26 July 2018, had been analysed positively by an expert from the Council of Europe’s Committee on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering...

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Outcome of MONEYVAL's 56th Plenary meeting

06/07/2018 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) held its 56th Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 2 to 6 July 2018. Amongst other issues, MONEYVAL completed the country assessments of Albania and Latvia. The Committee also...

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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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