The Project  on “Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in Georgia” is one of the four National Components of the joint Council of Europe/European Union “Eastern Partnership Programmatic Co-operation Framework (PCF)” Programme “Fight against corruption and fostering good governance/Fight against money-laundering” covering the six Eastern Partnership countries. The Project aims at contributing to promote democracy and the rule of law through prevention and control of money laundering and terrorist financing, in accordance with European and other international standards.

PROGRAMME NEWS PROGRAMME NEWS

Discussing asset declarations and prevention of conflict of interest

4-5 June 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

Representatives of the Civil Service Bureau and specialized investigators from the General Prosecutor's Office of Georgia benefited from training on "Efficient monitoring of public officials' asset declarations and prevention of conflict of interest" which took place on 4-5 June in Tbilisi. ...

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Measures to prevent money laundering: the main topic of discussion

3-4 December, 2018 Tbilisi, Georgia

Training on measures to prevent money laundering through misuse of legal entities and offshore centres took place on 3-4 December in Tbilisi, Georgia. Representatives of the Georgian Financial Intelligence Unit and domestic institutions responsible for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism...

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Council of Europe and the European Union continue their support to build capacities of Georgian prosecutors and investigators to tackle economic crime

28-29 June 2018 Tbilisi, Georgia

A training session on “Liability of Legal Persons” for Georgian prosecutors takes place on 28-29 June 2018, in Tbilisi. The activity is a follow-up to the trainings organized in 2015 and 2016 on the same topic and is complementary to the cooperation with representatives of Chief Prosecutor’s...

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OBJECTIVES OBJECTIVES

Through its activities, the Project aims at achieving the following results:

  • Elaborate proposals aimed at ensuring compliance of Georgian legislation and sub-legal acts with applicable European and international standards;
  • Promote a better understanding of money laundering/terrorism financing at the national and sectorial level and to elaborate mitigating measures;
  • Reinforce the supervisory and regulatory framework of preventive measures for sectors such as insurance, casinos, lawyers, notaries, dealers in precious metals and stones, real estate agents and NPOs;
  • Enhance beneficial ownership and transparency of legal persons;
  • Enhance authorities’ capacities to investigate, prosecute and adjudicate money laundering and economic crime cases.
ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES

Assistance activities in each field will include assessments, provision of expert advice, workshops, trainings, and roundtables, as agreed with Project beneficiary institutions. The Project scope and expected deliverables come as a result of discussions with key national institutions in the field of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, and the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia.

The Project will last until the end of 2017 and is being implemented by the Economic Crime and Cooperation Unit of the Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Department of Information Society and Action against Crime.

CONTACT CONTACT

Project Officer

Tea Zarnadze

Tel: [+995 322913870/71/72/73]]

Email: tea.zarnadze@coe.int