Multi-country exchange of experience on the risk-based anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism supervision of financial institutions

On 21-22 September 2023, the Council of Europe’s Economic Crime and Cooperation Division, in cooperation with the European Commission Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) and the Croatian authorities, held a multi-country Conference “Ensuring an effective risk-based Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) supervision of financial institutions”, in Split, Croatia. The

Training on conducting strategic analysis for the Bulgarian Financial Intelligence Unit

The Council of Europe Economic Crime and Cooperation Division (ECCD) is supporting Bulgarian Financial Intelligence Directorate under the State Agency for National Security (FID-SANS – Bulgarian Financial Intelligence Unit) with strengthening their anti-money laundering and countering the terrorist financing (AML/CFT) capacities in conducting operational and strategic analysis. In this regard, following a two-day training on

How to identify and avoid investment scams: tips from corporate investment expert Julia Pogasiy

In the modern world, where investments have become so accessible and diverse, it can be difficult to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent opportunities. Unfortunately, this results in many people losing a lot of their money to scammers who promise high returns but don’t deliver on their commitments. Therefore, it is very important to know how

First green light given to the reform of EU asylum and migration management | News

With 47 votes in favour, 17 against, and 1 abstention, MEPs adopted their position on the proposed update of the EU asylum and migration management regulation. The adopted text amends criteria to determine the EU country responsible for examining an application for international protection (the so-called Dublin rules), in particular regarding the introduction of established

Round Table ‘A New Security Paradigm for Financial Institutions’

In the past year, the complexity of securing financial institutions and the need to develop a new paradigm has grown exponentially. Rapid technological change and evolving threats have challenged conventional security measures, rendering them obsolete. Furthermore, in light of growing geopolitical tensions, ensuring security has become a top priority. The financial sector is confronted with