European Union, Council of Europe and Russia discuss results of 4-year project against money laundering and terrorist financing in Russia (13/12/2010)
On 17 December the Delegation of the European Union to Russia will host a closing conference of the EU-funded project against money laundering and terrorist financing in the Russian Federation. The project was implemented in cooperation with the Council of Europe.
Since 2003 the European Union and the Council of Europe have been co-operating with the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring of Russia (Rosfinmonitoring) in order to establish a functioning system against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Technical assistance has been provided in the framework of two consecutive projects, the second of which is ending on 31 December 2010.
Representatives of the EU Delegation to Russia, Rosfinmonitoring, the Association of Russian banks, the Nizhny Novgorod Academy of the Ministry of Interior and the Department of Economic Security of the Ministry, the International Training and Methodological Centre, and the Council of Europe will meet in Moscow in order to take stock of four year co-operation within the framework of the project.
The meeting will be opened by Etienne Claeye, Head of Operations section of the EU Delegation to Russia, and Yuriy Chikhanchin, Head of the Federal Service for Financial Monitoring.
Date and time: Friday, 17 December 2010; from 10:00 to 14:00 hrs
Venue: Delegation of the European Union to Russia (14/1 Kadashevskaya nab., Moscow)
Media are invited to cover the conference.
For media accreditation, please, contact Press and Information Section of the EU Delegation to Russia by tel.: +7 (495) 721-20-41/09, fax: +7 (495) 721-20-20, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org