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01 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 16616)  

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Title Working group meeting on the national AML/CTF strategy 
Status Completed 
Date 26/09/2006 
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - PACO-Serbia
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP PACO-Serbia - Project against economic crime    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 2 - 2005/DG1/JP/1623   PACO-Serbia - Strengthening AML/CTF system
Expected Result 2.1 - AML/CTF training for FIU, law enforcement, prosecutors and judges: FIU, law enforcement staff, prosecutors and judges trained in issues related to money laundering and terrorist financing.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
Line of Action ⇒ 3 – Building a society based on the Rule of Law
Programme ☆ 3.2  European standards for crime control
Project 2004/DG1/143 Effective measures to fight economic crime
Expected Result 3 Capacities of member states strengthened against corruption and organised crime in central and eastern Europe

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Seminar 
Directorate (Service) DG I Legal Affairs (Crime Problems Department)
CoE Contact MUSIAŁKOWSKI, Przemysław   email
Last Modified 15/12/2006 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 16616) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To help the authorities of the Republic of Serbia prepare the national AML/CTF strategy 
Output/Results Director of the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering informed that a working group would be established at the shortest notice under the aegis of the PACO Serbi project to prepare a detailed strategy. The following tsks have been set for the very near future:
Following conclusions were made:

 to form the Working Group as soon as possible
 the Working Group's term of reference is to develop the Draft Strategy for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
 to appoint the chairman of the Working Group
 to send a letter to all relevant state authorities that would need to make a scoping study from perspective of their term of reference in anti-money laundering field (legislative, organizational and operational aspects), to provide the information on the trainings planned and delivered in practice, information on whether there were any plans to amend or adopt acts in the field relevant for APML/CFT, as well as their suggestions.
 upon forming the Working Group the first meeting was scheduled for 16-21 October 2006 out of Belgrade, and the next one would be held probably on 20-24 November 2006.
 After the first meeting, which should see the finalization of the working version of the Draft Strategy, the document should be sent to the relevant authorities for delivering opinion, so that before the next meeting possible comments and suggestions on the document are compiled.
 The Strategy will include a Training Strategy, which encompasses a training assessment. The training will be implemented in three stages:
 Awareness-raising seminars on AML/CFT
 Training for trainers (skills and knowledge)
 A comprehensive training for all state authorities engaged in the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing
 The first stage, awareness raising, was agreed to begin in late October and would include six towns in Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac, Čačak, Jagodina). The first seminar would be organized in Niš 26-27 October 2006, and the other two in early December (probably two towns on 4-8 December 2006). The rest of them would be held in spring 2007.
Conclusions/Follow Up Due to the volume and complexity of work, it was suggested that the workshop would be organized out of Belgrade on two occasions in the duration of 5 working days each. The Seminar will be designed as a two-day interactive workshop, which will on the first day address international standards and a national legal framework for AML/CFT, and the second day will be dedicated to the practical part – case studies. The speakers will be representatives of the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering, police, prosecutor's office, judiciary and an expert from abroad. 
Participants Representatives of:
Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering, Ministry of Justice, Anti-Money Counterfeiting Department within the Ministry of Interior, Serbia Supreme Court , prosucutor's office 
Consultants/Experts Mr Klaudijo Stroligo 
CoE Secretariat Przemysław MUSIAŁKOWSKI, Fabienne SCHAEFFER-LOPEZ 
Total No. Participants 11 
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