11 December, 2022
The EAG Secretariat participated in the 64th plenary session of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) from 5 to 9 December 2022, which took place in a hybrid format.
The event was opened by the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr. Bjørn Berghe. This meeting, marking the 25th anniversary of the organisation, was attended by invited guests such as Ms. Violine Clerc, FATF Executive Secretary and Mr. Jerome Beaumont, Executive Secretary of the Egmont Group.
The plenary discussed and adopted the mutual evaluation reports of Estonia and Monaco and the follow-up report of Lithuania.
An exchange of views was held with representatives of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) and the UN University FAST project on the links between money laundering and human trafficking.
The document on strategic priorities of the organisation for the period 2023-2027 was considered with the participation of the former chairs and the executive secretary of MONEYVAL as well as scientific experts.
The EAG Secretariat has noted the importance of interaction between FSRBs in mutual assessment processes and expressed readiness to share experience on new planned directions of the organization, in particular on conducting regional ML/TF risk assessment and coordination of technical assistance.
The next plenary meeting of MONEYVAL will take place in May 2023.