EU’s MONEYVAL anti-money laundering group takes closer look at Poland

A team of evaluators from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts for the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) carried out an onsite visit to Poland from 10 to 21 May 2021.

The on-site visit is being held in the framework of a mutual evaluation aimed at assessing compliance of Poland with international standards in the area of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), in particular the 40 Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

The evaluation team was composed of MONEYVAL experts with a legal, law enforcement and financial background and supported by members of the MONEYVAL Secretariat. The evaluators were received by the Secretary of State within the Ministry of Finance, the Deputy Chief Commander of the Police Central Bureau of Investigation and high officials representing the financial supervisors and the National Revenue Administration. They also met with criminal justice and operational agencies, financial and non-financial sector bodies and supervisors. Several meetings were held with private sector representatives (e.g. financial institutions, notaries, lawyers, real estate agents and casinos) and representatives from non-profit organisations.

The report will be scheduled for discussion and adoption at MONEYVAL’s 62nd Plenary meeting in December 2021.

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