Financial Intelligence Agency

Annual report to the National Security Commission

On 12.03.2019, the annual report was held at the National Security Commission, in which the General Director of the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering (GDPML), Mr. Arlind Gjokuta, presented the institutional activity for 2018. In the report, Mr. Gjokuta firstly expressed his consideration for the continuous support that this commission has given to GDPML and then presented the main issues of the institution’s annual activity in terms of inter-institutional coordination of work in the framework of the evaluation of the country by the Moneyval Committee of the Council of Europe, the work for analyzing information and cooperation with the competent bodies, the disseminations made to the General Prosecution’s Office and the State Police Directorate for the issues of money laundering and terrorism financing, measures for the temporary blocking of suspicious transactions, the progress of the process of their seizure and confiscation, the contribution of GDPML to the working groups for the fight against organized crime, the exchange of information at the international level with the partner units of financial intelligence and the increase of institutional capacities.

In the following, Mr. Gjokuta answered the questions of the members of the commission regarding the issues related to the effectiveness of the process of confiscation of funds and assets of criminal origin, dissemination of information to the competent authorities, court decisions on temporary blocks of transactions and punishments, inter-institutional cooperation, the implementation progress of the recommendations of the evaluation report by the Moneyval Committee, the effect of the prohibition of gambling on the preventive system in the country, the typologies of money laundering and terrorism financing in our country.

At the end of this meeting, the commission once again expressed its support for the progress of the work and the further progress of GDPML activity at the national and international level.