Our mission is to protect Albania’s interests from financial crime and terrorism financing, and contribute to the stability, integrity, growth and resilience of our country’s financial system and the economy at large by discovering, understanding and disrupting criminal activity, through our intelligence and regulatory programs.


  • To proactively network with local law enforcement and regulators and international counterparts to effectively assist in detecting, assessing and eradicating all threats of money laundering and financing of terrorism to the national economy.
  • The General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering is the Albanian Financial Intelligence Unit empowered by the AML/CFT (Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism) legislation to collect, manage and analyze reports filed by the obligors in order to prevent and combat money laundering and financing of terrorism.
  • GDPML disseminates information to Albanian law enforcement authorities if there is ground to suspect that money laundering or financing of terrorism offences have been or are currently being committed. It also cooperates closely with other Financial Intelligence Units around the world.
  • GDPML has also a supervisory role whereby it oversees obligor’s compliance with the requirements of the AML/CTF Law and in that regard it cooperates with all the supervisory authorities and in particular with the Bank of Albania and the Financial Supervisory Authority.