Conference on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
Conference on Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in the Context of Serbia’s European Integration was held on 31 May 2011 at the Continental Hotel, bringing together high level partcipants, reperesentatives of relevant state authorities, international organizations, diplomatic staff and banks.
The Conference, the keynote speakers of which were Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković and the Head of European Commission Delegation in Belgrade, Vincent Degert, was conceived as a high visibilty event for MOLI Serbia Project for Strengthening Capacities to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, which is being financed by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe.
With Aleksandar Vujičić, Director of Administration and Simon Goddard, Project Long Term Consultant as moderators, the top officials of State Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Supreme Court of Cassation emphasised that the combat against organized crime was an absoulte priority of the Republic of Serbia, whereas the representatives of the Customs Administration and the Tax Administartion presented excellent results in their efforts against money laundering.
Representatives of the National Bank of Serbia and Securities Commission have judged that they have been fostering efficient and constructive cooperation with supervised obligors, and that together they make a preventative part of the system, by which they indirectly assist repressive mechanism as well.
Finally, the Conclusions from the Conference reflect commitment and resolve of all relevant authorities to maintain inter-agency cooperation on a more intensive level.
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