A team of evaluators from 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 Croatia from 10 to 21 May 2021.
The on-site visit is being held in the framework of a mutual evaluation aimed at assessing compliance of Croatia with international standards in the area of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), in particular the 40 Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
The evaluation team was composed of MONEYVAL experts with a legal, law enforcement and financial background and supported by members of the MONEYVAL Secretariat. The evaluators were received by the Minister of Finance, the members of the Inter-institutional Working Group for the Prevention of ML/TF and the Judge of the Suppreme Court of the Republic of Croatia. They also met with criminal justice and operational agencies, supervisors and financial and non-financial sector bodies. Several meetings were held with private sector representatives (e.g. financial institutions, VASPs, lawyers, real estate agents and others) and representatives from non-profit organisations.
The report will be scheduled for discussion and adoption at MONEYVAL’s 62nd Plenary meeting in December 2021.