On 20-21 October 2014 took place in Podgorica, Montenegro the VIII regional conference of the heads of Financial Intelligence Units(FIUs) from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. This conference was made possible through the close cooperation with the OSCE presence in Montenegro.

The main issues were related to the strengthening of cooperation in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, the enhancement of the exchange of information among FIUs in the region, new typologies arising from the in the use of electronic money and the risks associated with this phenomenon, implementation of the FATF recommendations by focusing particularly on the national risk assessment, mutual cooperation in the framework of the countries’ assessment by the international bodies, business relationship with the Politically Exposed Persons and the enhanced due diligence concerning monitoring the transactions with their relatives and close associates.