EU STANDARDS IN THE FIELD OF PREVENTION AND COMBATTING MONEY LAUNDERING, DISCUSSED DURING SEMINAR FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SUPERVISION AUTHORITIES
About 60 representatives of law enforcement agencies, supervision authorities, commercial banks, insurance companies were familiarised in depth with EU standards in the field of prevention and combatting money laundering and financing of terrorism in the framework of a seminar organised today by the EU funded Project "Support to the implementation of the European Union High Level Advisers Mission to the Republic of Moldova 2019-2021", in partnership with the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering.The seminar on “Implementation of EU standards in the field of prevention and combatting money laundering and financing of terrorism: Challenges and perspectives” was also attended by representatives of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, the International Monetary Fund, the Government of the Republic of Moldova and other relevant institutions. The key goal of the seminar was to present the requirements of national and international legislation in the area of money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risk assessment, as well as the local and European best practice in this field. Participants were also informed on the course of implementation of the Action Plan for Mitigating the risks of ML/TF. The EU High Level Adviser on Anti-Money Laundering Igoris Krzeckovskis presented the second European Union Supra-national Risk Assessment Report and its key findings, the main risk areas and the necessary measures for mitigation of threats and vulnerabilities. The representatives of the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering presented the strategic objectives and plans in the field of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism for the 2020-2024 period. During the seminar the participants engaged in active discussions and shared opinions on the topics addressed during the event.