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.
The Plenary meetings are chaired by the EAG Chairman.
Working Group on Mutual Evaluations and Legal Issues (WGEL)
- Managing and monitoring of the EAG mutual evaluation and follow-up processes, including cooperation with the FATF, FATF style regional bodies, as well as IMF and the World Bank on mutual evaluation issues;
- Conducting preliminary discussion of the Mutual evaluation reports (MERs);
- Identifying priority issues to be discussed by the Plenary, also any issues of inconsistency or interpretation with other MERs, adopted by the EAG, FATF of other assessment bodies (FSRBs/IMF/WB);
- Discussion of follow-up reports and preparation of recommendations to the Plenary on further measures with regards to the member-states;
- Coordinating the process to ensure the quality and consistency of the EAG mutual evaluation reports;
- Organizing and coordinating the evaluator training process on the use of the 2013 Methodology and Methodology, which is adopted in accordance with the FATF 2012 Recommendations, and liaise with interested countries and international organizations to find specialists to participate in the evaluator trainings as trainers and trainees;
- Analysis of the VTC programs in the EAG member-states;
- Preparing the EAG documents regulating its activities (excluding documents regulating financial activities of the EAG);
- Undertaking any other tasks as assigned to it by the EAG Plenary.
- Saran Arvind (India);
- Zuoyi Cao (China);
- German Neglyad (Russia).
Working Group on Typologies and Combating Financing of Terrorism and Crime (WGTYP)
- Studying the expertise and compiling counter ML and TF practices. Examining case studies, concepts and research reports, preparing of recommendations on the further use;
- 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 and TF mechanisms.to propose the order of their further effective use;
- Cooperating 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 competent authorities of EAG Member states, private sector 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 on most dangerous types of criminal activity, typical to the Eurasian region.
- Prakopenko Aleksandr Petrovich (Republic of Belarus);
- Mozgov Evgeny Aleksandrovich (Russian Federztion).
Working Group on Technical Assistance (WGTA)
- In conjunction with other EAG Working Groups and international bodies conduct technical needs assessments of EAG members;
- Interact with concerned states and international bodies – EAG observers and structures making part of the EAG supporting infrastructure, ITMCFM included, in order to coordinate TA provision to the EAG member states;
- Interact with other concerned states and international bodies in order to coordinate TA provision to the EAG member states;
- Upon Plenary decisions propose development of educational and training programs on the basis of training needs assessments;
- Coordinate and facilitate training events based on TA needs designated in the course of TANA missions and mutual evaluation reports;
- Coordinate placement of TA data received from the EAG member states and donors on the Internet-sites of the EAG and relevant international bodies;
- Coordinate organizing of other educational events and development of training materials as necessary and issues of basic training in AML/CFT sphere;
- Consider issues on informational exchange development among FIUs of the EAG member states;
- Coordinate activities of the Expert Group on the EAG Budget drafting and consider proposals made on results of its meetings related to the financial and budgetary sphere.
- Arda Igembaev (Kazakhstan);
- Stanislav Smolyar (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 January 2015, as approved by the XXI EAG Plenary Meeting, Mr. Vladimir Nechaev (Russia) has been appointed the EAG Executive Secretary.
The Secretariat staff is formed by citizens of the EAG Member-states.
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