The supreme body of the EAG is the Plenary meeting of the authorized representatives of EAG member states, which is held, as a rule, twice a year.
The Plenary considers the fundamental issues related to the common interests of EAG member-states, defines the strategy, direction and makes decisions of a recommendatory nature, aimed at implementing the goals and objectieves of the EAG.
The Plenary may decide to create Working Groups in charge of separate aspects of EAG activity. The Working Groups shall present reports to the Plenary on issues within their respective terms of reference. The order of formation and competency of the Working Groups is defined by the Plenary meeting.
At the plenary meetings the core results of the EAG activities are resumed alongside the discussion of key achievements in developing and improving national AML/CFT regimes in the EAG member states.
Decisions of the Plenary Meeting are made by the EAG member states by consensus.
The Plenary meetings are chaired by the EAG Chairman.
Working Group on Mutual Evaluations and Legal Issues (WGEL)
Mutual evaluations and follow-up processes
- managing and monitoring within its competence of the EAG mutual evaluation and follow-up processes;
- cooperation with the FATF, FATF style regional bodies, as well as the IMF and World Bank on mutual evaluation issues;
- preliminary discussion of draft mutual evaluation reports, follow-up reports, as well as joint mutual evaluations with FATF, other FSRBs and the assessments of WB and the IMF prior to the Plenary discussion;
- identifying and prioritising issues for EAG Plenary discussion of mutual evaluations and follow-up actions;
- referring any significant issues of inconsistency or interpretation with other MERs adopted by the EAG, FATF or other assessment bodies (FSRBs/IMF/WB) to the Plenary for consideration;
- coordinating the process within its competence to ensure quality and consistency of mutual evaluation reports;
- coordination of the assessors training process;
- reviewing best practices on conducting of assessment of ML/TF risks reflected in mutual evaluations reports.
- analysis of VTC programmes in EAG member-states;
- preparation and review of EAG documents regulating its activities (apart from documents regulating financial activities of the EAG);
- reviewing legal issues of EAG activities (apart from financial economic issues);
- undertaking other tasks as assigned to it by the EAG Plenary and in accordance with EAG documents.
- Smarak Swain (India);
- Zuoyi Cao (China);
- Olga Tisen (Russia).
Working Group on Typologies and Combating Financing of Terrorism and Crime (WGTYP)
- Studying the expertise and compiling counter ML/TF/PF practices. Examining case studies, concepts and research reports, preparing of recommendations on the further use.
- Identifying and analyzing of risks related to ML/TF typical to the Eurasian region.
- Studying the expertise and compile the practice of automation of typologies, to develop guidance documents in this area.
- Assisting EAG member states and coordinating their work on typological studies.
- Developing recommendations on improvement of counter ML, TF and PF mechanisms to propose the order of their further effective use.
- Participating in the cooperation with FATF, FATF-style regional bodies, observers and other international organizations on matters relating to the activities of the working group.
- Ensuring on cooperation with EAG Member states and experts community when performing the goals of the working group.
- Participating in the preparation of typological seminars and events of the working group.
- By the decision of the EAG Plenary conduct other studies and develop guidelines and other documents on the most relevant ML/TF/PF issues, typical to the Eurasian region.
- Sergei Girgel (Belarus);
- Esen Barikenov (Kazakstan);
- Evgeny Semenov (Russia).
Working Group on Technical Assistance (WGTA)
- Conducting, jointly with other EAG Working Groups and international organizations, assessment of the Member States’ needs for technical assistance.
- Cooperating with the states and international organizations holding the EAG Observer status as well as with the organizations comprising the EAG supporting infrastructure in order to coordinate the provision of technical assistance to the Member States;
- Cooperating with other interested states and international organizations in order to coordinate the provision of technical assistance to the Member States;
- Drafting proposals for developing training and educational programs based on assessment of training needs, as decided by the Plenary;
- Coordinating and arranging for training activities based on assessment of training needs, needs for technical assistance and mutual evaluation reports;
- Coordinating the publication of information of technical assistance related issues received from the Member States and donors on the EAG website and websites of the relevant international organizations;
- Analyzing annual reports submitted by the EAG Observers and drafting proposals for further improvement of technical assistance;
- Coordinating the arrangement of training and other activities, development of training materials and delivery of basic AML/CFT training, inter alia, at the International Network AML/CFT institute as well as via videoconferencing;
- Reviewing, within the established timelines, the draft EAG Budget and justification thereto for next fiscal year, inter alia, based on the review of implementation of the previous year EAG Budget;
- Reviewing the instruments governing the EAG financial and operating activities, including the Secretariat accounting procedures;
- Reviewing, within the established timelines, the results of implementation of memoranda and other instruments of cooperation and coordination in provision of AML/CFT technical assistance, and submitting to the Plenary proposals on further steps and actions in this area;
- Sharing the Member States’ experiences and best practices related to implementation of the FATF Standards;
- Summarizing the EAG best practice for facilitating the implementation of the FATF Standards and supporting the awareness raising efforts undertaken by the Member States;
- Cooperating with the private sector (including via the International Compliance Council) for raising awareness and sharing the AML/CFT best practices, including examples of effective application of risk-based approach in different sectors.
- Balkenzhe Ahmetkerey (Kazakhstan);
- Tilek Sayakbaev (Kyrgyzstan);
- Svetlana Lyapina (Russia).
At the Inaugural conference on October 6, 2004 the EAG founding members agreed to set up the EAG Secretariat.
The EAG Secretariat constantly performs administrative and coordinating functions implementing the decisions of the EAG Plenary and Chairman’s assignments.
The EAG Secretariat is headed by the Executive Secretary. Since April 1, 2019, as approved by the XIX EAG Plenary Meeting, Mr. Sergey Teterukov (Russia) has been appointed the EAG Executive Secretary.
The Secretariat staff is formed by citizens of the EAG Member-states.
The location of the Secretariat is Moscow, Russian Federation.
Address: 31/1, Staromonetiy side str., Moscow, 119017, Russia
Tel.: 7 (495) 950 33 32
Fax: 7 (495) 950 33 32