Enhancing the system of prevention and combating money laundering and terrorism financing in the Republic of Moldova
LT, PL, DE
The Association Agreement (AA) between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Moldova was signed in June 2014 and has been in full effect since July 2016. Since the Agreement’s provisional application since September 2014 Moldova has benefitted from a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with the EU. This preferential trade system has allowed Moldova to benefit from reduced or eliminated tariffs for its goods, an increased services market.
In the framework of the AA, the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering of the Republic of Moldova (OPFML) plays a crucial role. In the Association Agreement the EU identified necessary actions in the field of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism. Therefore, the Financial Crime Investigation Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, the Supreme Court of Lithuania, the Central Project Management Agency Lithuania, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland and the University for Public Administration Bremen in Germany work together to support the OPFML to improve the cooperation between OPFML, national and foreign partners in the field of combating money laundering and terrorism financing.
The kick-off meeting of this Twinning project took place on the 13th of December 2018 in Chisinau Moldova.