Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

Turkey slams int'l watchdog report on money laundering

The Turkish financial crimes unit slammed a global money laundering watchdog report against the country's money laundering efforts.

"Turkey's struggles weren't revealed in the report. [Turkey] was subjected to unfair assessment," Turkey's Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) officials told Anadolu Agency on Dec. 19 on a recent report by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Government fully committed to fighting money laundering

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic met today in Belgrade with a delegation of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), and on that occasion, she introduced the members of the delegation with the activities that our country implements in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.

Serbia makes progresses in preventing money laundering

The Council of Europe's body for preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism, MONEYVAL, has released a statement saying that Serbia has progressed in meeting recommendations in the area, but that it will remain under a regime of heightened supervision and that it is supposed to hand in a new progress report in December 2019.

Controls on Cash Entering and Leaving the EU: Council Endorses Agreement

The EU's committee of permanent representatives (Coreper) today endorsed an agreement between the Council, represented by the Bulgarian presidency, and the European Parliament on a draft regulation aimed at improving controls on cash entering or leaving the Union.

EU Agrees New Rules to Make Sure Money Laundering Criminals are Punished

On 7 June 2018, the Council (at ambassadors' level) confirmed the agreement reached between the Bulgarian presidency and the Parliament on new rules on using criminal law to counter money laundering. The new directive aims at disrupting and blocking access by criminals to  financial resources, including those used for terrorist activities. 

Turkey's finance minister implicates states in 'condoning' terrorism financing

Turkish Finance Minister Naci A?bal has praised the efforts of the Turkish National Financial Intelligence Unit (MASAK) and the Banks Association of Turkey (TBB), while criticizing a number of foreign states, without providing names, of "condoning" the financing of terrorism.