MONEYVAL publishes follow-up report on the Isle of Man

23 October 2020 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL noted the continuing positive progress made by the Isle of Man (IoM) to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing since the adoption of its mutual evaluation report in December 2016. The report notes...

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MONEYVAL carries out evaluation visit to San Marino

12 October 2020 San Marino

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 San Marino from 28 September to 9 October 2020. The on-site visit is being held in the framework of...

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MONEYVAL carries out evaluation visit to Holy See / Vatican City State

12 October 2020 Vatican City State

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 the Holy See / Vatican City State from 30 September to 12 October 2020. The on-site visit is being...

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Council of Europe - MONEYVAL delegation meets with Pope Francis

8 October 2020 Vatican City State

A delegation from the Council of Europe and its MONEYVAL monitoring committee met with Pope Francis on 8 October 2020. The meeting was organised in the framework of the on-going MONEYVAL evaluation visit, aimed at assessing compliance of the Holy See / Vatican City State with international...

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Joint Statement by the Presidents of COP 198 and MONEYVAL on the “FinCEN Files” disclosure

22 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Joint Statement has been updated from previous version issued on 22 September 2020 to include clarifications. Joint Statement

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MONEYVAL holds 60th Plenary meeting

18 September 2020 Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) held its 60th Plenary meeting in Strasbourg from 16 to 18 September 2020. This was the first ever MONEYVAL Plenary taking place in a hybrid mode, with participants taking place...

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Council of Europe Secretary General: Anti-money laundering controls should not be relaxed

16 September 2020 Strasbourg

Addressing MONEYVAL on the occasion of its 60th plenary meeting, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić today stressed the need not to relax anti-money laundering controls, which is taking place in some countries, and to strengthen effective compliance with international...

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The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers meets with Moneyval Chair and FATF President

9 September 2020 Strasbourg

On 9 September the MONEYVAL Chair Ms Elżbieta Franków-Jaśkiewicz and the FATF President Dr Marcus Pleyer held an exchange of views with the Ministers’ Deputies of the Council of Europe. This was the first appearance of an FATF President at the CoE Committee of Ministers. In their opening remarks...

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COVID-19: Money laundering and terrorism financing trends

2 September 2020 Strasbourg

Criminals have been exploiting the upheaval generated by the COVID-19 pandemic by adapting their modus operandi to gain additional profits from various kinds of crimes such as fraud through electronic means, the sale of counterfeit medicines and cybercrime. In response to these threats, the...

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MONEYVAL commences evaluation process of Bulgaria

31 August 2020 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL has commenced its 5th round mutual evaluation of Bulgaria with a training (31 August – 3 September 2020) on the evaluation process for the authorities and representatives from the private sector. The training is provided by the MONEYVAL Secretariat approximately one year in advance of...

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MONEYVAL commences evaluation process of Liechtenstein

31 August 2020 Strasbourg

MONEYVAL has commenced its 5th round mutual evaluation process of Liechtenstein with a training (31 August –2 September 2020) on the evaluation process for the authorities and representatives from the private sector. The training is provided by the MONEYVAL Secretariat approximately one year in...

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MONEYVAL publishes new follow-up report on Ukraine

28 August 2020 Strasbourg

In its new report, MONEYVAL has reviewed the efforts of Ukraine to improve its anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures since the adoption of its mutual evaluation report (MER) in December 2017. Due to the high number of deficiencies identified in several...

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Czech Republic strengthens anti-money laundering measures, but shortcomings remain

headline 26 August 2020 Strasbourg

The Czech Republic has improved measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, but still needs improvements in certain areas, concludes MONEYVAL in a new report. MONEYVAL notes progress and assigns the Czech Republic higher international compliance ratings in three key areas: the...

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Lithuania has better understanding of money laundering and terrorism financing risks, new Council of Europe report says

24 August 2020 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL concludes that the Lithuanian authorities have improved their understanding of national money laundering and terrorism financing risks and have taken appropriate countermeasures. As a result, MONEYVAL has...

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MONEYVAL holds virtual working meetings (30 June – 3 July 2020)

30/06/2020 Strasbourg

From 30 June to 3 July 2020, the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism – MONEYVAL, holds working meetings on strategic, procedural issues, as well as matters related to typologies and risk monitoring. Representatives of all...

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MONEYVAL Chair presents at high-level conference on the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic under the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe

17 June 2020 Strasbourg

The President of MONEYVAL, Ms Elżbieta Frankow-Jaśkiewicz, participated in the conference organised by the Greek Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe "Protection of human life and public health in the context of a pandemic – Effectively responding to a sanitary...

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Montenegro exits MONEYVAL’s Fourth Round regular follow-up procedure

18/05/2020 Strasbourg

In a report published today, following the completion of its 1st Intersessional Consultation, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL, adopted Montenegro’s second revised follow-up Report and removed the country from MONEYVAL’s 4th round regular follow-up process. The report...

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COVID-19-related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks and Policy Responses

12/05/2020 Strasbourg

As part of a coordinated response to the increase in COVID-19-related crimes, including fraud, cybercrime, misdirection or exploitation of government funds or international financial assistance, which is creating new sources of proceeds for illicit actors, the FATF issued a paper on...

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MONEYVAL trains new assessors for its mutual evaluations

02/03/2020 Berlin

From 24-28 February 2020, MONEYVAL - jointly with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - held an assessor training workshop in Berlin, Germany. 50 prospective assessors (originating from a total of 31 different countries from four different continents) received training on the 2012 FATF...

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Gibraltar needs to invest more efforts in identifying, investigating and prosecuting money laundering and in confiscation of proceeds of crime

12/02/2020 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL calls on the authorities of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar to better use the tools and mechanisms they have in place to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism. The report makes a...

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