Strasbourg, 18.02.2013 – In a report evaluating measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in the Republic of Moldova published today, the Council of Europe’s MONEYVAL Committee concluded that progress has been achieved, but further improvements are needed.
The report highlights that the reform of the criminal legislation has brought the money laundering offence more into line with international standards with regard to 2007, when the Republic of Moldova was last evaluated. The money laundering offence now covers the laundering by the author of the predicate offence. However, the continued judicial insistence on a prior conviction for the predicate offence as a precondition of prosecuting stand-alone money laundering remains a major deficiency. (more...)