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    The 46th Plenary meeting of MONEYVAL

    The representative of the EAG Secretariat took part in the 46th Plenary meeting of MONEYVAL in Strasbourg on December 8 Ц 12, 2014.

    All member states of the MONEYVAL as well as representatives of observer states and organizations took part in the Plenary. Mr. Roger Wilkins AO, President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) attended this session and presented his speech to the MONEYVAL Plenary.

    The delegates have discussed situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and heard a report from evaluation team on key findings of the November onsite mission by MONEYVAL. The Secretariat highlighted that some positive steps were undertaken to improve AML/CFT legislation. At the same time, there are still some deficiencies that should be addressed in particular by adopting CFT legislation.

    It was decided to publish revised Public statement on Bosnia and Herzegovina on MONEYVAL official web site (http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/moneyval/Publications/2nd%20Public%20Statement%20REV.pdf ). It was also decided that there will be reference to the ICRG if Bosnia will fail to adopt necessary amendments by next Plenary (April 2015).

    During the meeting, the 4th round MONEYVAL Mutual Evaluation Report of Azerbaijan was considered and adopted. Azerbaijan was placed on the regular follow-up process. Taking into account deficiencies on R.1, R.5 and SR.III it was decided that Azerbaijan should report on this recommendations in a year time (in December 2015).

    The delegates have also discussed reports submitted by Israel, Albania, Moldova, Slovakia and Malta under the 4th round follow-up procedures. During this Plenary a discussions on the VTC programs in Malta and San Marino were held. Plenary adopted Rules of procedure of the MONEYVAL 5th round of mutual evaluations as well as Voluntary Tax Compliance rules.

    Delegates discussed MONEYVAL proposals on FSRB follow up and transition to the next round. Delegates were informed about assessors training conducted in November 3-7 this year, that will be followed by assessors training in March 9-13, 2015 in Armenia (Dilizhan).

    During MONEYVAL Plenary meeting a seminar on the FATF effectiveness Methodology was held also. MONEYVAL Secretariat representatives and Scientific experts made presentations on Immediate Outcomes. Representatives of member states (Israel, Russia, Malta, Cyprus etc.) prepared presentations on specific information of their Respective States for concrete Immediate Outcome.

    Report on attendance by Bureau member - Mr. Nicola Muccioli (San Marino) at EAG anniversary plenary was presented. The representative of the EAG Secretariat thanked MONEYVAL for their participation and expressed hope for further fruitful cooperation. On the item УInformation on AML/CFT initiatives in other forumsФ of the agenda the EAG Secretariat informed partners about the EAG initiatives in the development of the regional AML/CFT system.

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