Workshop on Assessing Terrorist Financing Risks for Law Enforcement Authorities and Supervisory Bodies.
Between 26 and 27 February 2020, by the Prevention and Combating Money Laundering Service with the assistance of the CLEP Project of the European Union and the Council of Europe had been organized the training in the field of terrorist financing risk assessment for law enforcement agencies and supervisory bodies with the participation of the expert of the Council of Europe, Mr. Giuseppe Lombardo.
Approximately 30 representatives of the competent authorities participated in the training, the Supreme Court of Justice, the General Prosecutor's Office, the Prosecutor's Office for Combating Organized Crime, the Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Anticorruption Center, the Agency for the Recovery of Criminal Assets, the Intelligence Service, the Agency and the Security Public Services, National Bank of Moldova, National Market Financial Commission.
According to the provisions of para. 3, points 3) and 5) of Government Provision no. 6 of 16.01.2020 "Regarding the creation of the Working Group for the implementation of the Moneyval Committee's recommendations, the elaboration of the National Strategy for preventing and combating money laundering and terrorist financing for the years 2020-2024, the national risk assessment in the field, as well as the fulfillment of the commitments made towards external development partners ”, the Republic of Moldova based on the methodology of the World Bank has started the process of updating the risks related to money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Thus, according to the methodology developed by the World Bank, the process will take about 1.5 years, being organized in three stages, namely: the accumulation of data and information, the analysis and evaluation of the data obtained and the preparation of the final report. According to the methodology of the World Bank, 7 working groups were set up.
One of the 7 instituted groups met for the first time at the training in the field of terrorist financing risk assessment.
The purpose of the training is the multilateral familiarization with the international standards and typologies in the field and the understanding of extending the scope of the national evaluation in the field of terrorist financing, following the Moneyval recommendation received following the one of the 5th evaluation round.