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08 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 16935)  

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Title 2 Working group meetings to prepare the first draft of the national AML/CTF strategy 
Description 16-20 October 2006 (Cebej)
20-24 November 2006 (Zlatibor) 
Status Completed 
Date 16/10/2006 - 24/11/2006 
Location Becej, 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 4 Capacities of member states strengthened against money laundering and the financing of terrorism

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Seminar 
Directorate (Service) DG I Legal Affairs (Crime Problems Department)
CoE Contact DE CORDES, Jean-Charles   email
Last Modified 30/11/2006 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 16935) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The preparation of a Strategy for the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism is one of the project's objectives under output 2. In September 2006 a special Working group was set up, composed of representatives of the following Serbian institutions and bodies: the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the BIA – Secret Service, the Public Prosecution Office, and the Supreme Court. The Working group first met in Belgrade on 26/09/06 and during the meeting the working plan was adopted and the methodology for drafting the Strategy was agreed upon. The second meeting of the Working group was held in Bečej.
Output/Results During the meeting a detailed structure of the Strategy was prepared and adopted. In addition also several recommendations mostly deriving from international standards were drafted. Finally the very first draft of the Strategy was elaborated and made available in Serbian language.
Furthermore, a letter with the request for contributions from different ministries and institutions of public and private sector was drafted.
Conclusions/Follow Up During the meeting it has been found out that two years ago the Serbian Government already established a Working group to draft the Strategy for the fight against Organised Crime, and the first draft has been made available to our Working group. Our Working group decided that the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Justice have to check whether the Strategy for the fight against Organised Crime will be finalised, and if yes, what shall be the impact of this strategy on the work of our Working group.
The Working group could not decide at this stage as to whether the Strategy shall contain also the Action plan, or this will be prepared as a separate document. As a third option some elements of the Action plan (e.g. ministries and other bodies responsible for the implementation, time frames) could be added to the Strategy, although it has been pointed out that the financial part and the priorities as important element of the Action plan could only be drafted by the relevant ministries after the adoption of the Strategy.
The draft Strategy and letter with detailed description of mandate of our Working group and with the request for written contributions shall be sent by the Minister of Finance to all the state bodies and other organisations and institutions that are included in the AML/CFT chain. They should send their contributions, containing a description and the analysis of the existing situation, statistical data and the proposed recommendations, to the Working Group before its next meeting and not latter than 10/12/06.
Participants Milovan MILOVANOVIĆ, advisor, Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering of the Republic of Serbia,
Ljiljana SPASOJEVIĆ, advisor, Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering of the Republic of Serbia,
Risto LEKIĆ, Head of Anti-Money Counterfeiting Department within the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia,
Goran KUZMANOVIĆ, BIA - Security and Information Agency of the Republic of Serbia,
Sonja MANOJLOVIĆ, judge, Supreme Court of the Republic of Serbia,
Olgica MILORADOVIĆ, deputy public prosecutor, State Public Prosecution Office of the Republic of Serbia.
Consultants/Experts Klaudijo STROLIGO
CoE Secretariat
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