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1 EU COUNTRIES EU COUNTRIES Romania – Poland Financial Intelligence Units’ Twinning Co-operation

2 THE END? BEGINNING! The Polish Team looks forward to working with you in order to deliver a quality project in a time-efficient manner

3 AT A GLANCE PROJECT TITLE - FIGHT AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FINANCING PROJECT NUMBER - RO/2007-IB/JH/05 FUNDING INSTRUMENT - TRANSITION FACILITY TIMEFRAME – 15 December 2009 – 14 December 2010 BUDGET – Euro (cofinancing ……)

4 PARTNERS MEMBER STATE PARTNER – POLAND MEMBER STATE PARTNER – POLAND GENERAL INSPECTOR OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAIN BENEFICIARY – ROMANIA MAIN BENEFICIARY – ROMANIA NATIONAL OFFICE FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF MONEY LAUNDERING IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS – ROMANIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND SUPERVISION AUTHORIETIES IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS – ROMANIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND SUPERVISION AUTHORIETIES CONTRACTING AUTHORITY - ROMANIAN CENTRAL FINANCE AND CONTRACTIN G UNIT CONTRACTING AUTHORITY - ROMANIAN CENTRAL FINANCE AND CONTRACTIN G UNIT

5 MANAGEMENT PROFILE MS PROJECT LEADER AGNIESZKA KRÓLIKOWSKA - Director of Department for Protection of the European Union Financial InterestsMinistry of Finance, Poland MS PROJECT LEADER – AGNIESZKA KRÓLIKOWSKA - Director of Department for Protection of the European Union Financial Interests, Ministry of Finance, Poland BENEFICIARY COUNTRY PROJECT LEADER STELUTA CLAUDIA ONCICA - Director of the Inter-institutional Cooperation and International Relations Department BENEFICIARY COUNTRY PROJECT LEADER – STELUTA CLAUDIA ONCICA - Director of the Inter-institutional Cooperation and International Relations Department RESIDENT TWINNING ADVISOR ELŻBIETA FRANKÓW- JAŚKIEWICZ - Head of the International Cooperation Unit, Department of Financial Information, Poland RESIDENT TWINNING ADVISOR – ELŻBIETA FRANKÓW- JAŚKIEWICZ - Head of the International Cooperation Unit, Department of Financial Information, Poland RESIDENT TWINNING ADVISORS’S COUNTERPART NICOLAE FUIOREA - RESIDENT TWINNING ADVISORS’S COUNTERPART – NICOLAE FUIOREA - Head of Inter-institutional Cooperation Department

6 BACKGROUND PROJECT ACTIVITIES ARE CONCENTRATED AROUND AREAS OF WORK THAT NEED SUBTANTIAL AROUND AREAS OF WORK THAT NEED SUBTANTIAL ENHANCEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, IN PARTICULAR: ENHANCEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, IN PARTICULAR: CREATION OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY IN COMBATING MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING CREATION OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY IN COMBATING MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORIST FINANCING FUNCTIONING OF THE NOPCML FUNCTIONING OF THE NOPCML COOPERATION OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES COOPERATION OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TRAINING FOR THE DNFBP SECTORS TRAINING FOR THE DNFBP SECTORS

7 PROJECT PURPOSE The purpose of the project is to improve the capacity of the National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering as a key authority in receiving, processing and analyzing cases of money laundering and terrorist financing

8 METHOD The Project builds up the necessary institutional capacity by transferring the know - how from the Member State (Poland) and other EU Countries (Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Bulgaria)

9 PROJECT COMPONENTS Component 1 Increased capacity of the AML/CTF institutional system - National strategy on money laundering and terrorist financing elaborated and submitted to the NOPCML having a key role within the system Component 1: Increased capacity of the AML/CTF institutional system - National strategy on money laundering and terrorist financing elaborated and submitted to the NOPCML having a key role within the system. Component 2 Increasing the institutional capacity of the National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering Component 2 : Increasing the institutional capacity of the National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering Component 3: An enhanced capacity of investigation /prosecution for law enforcement bodies Component 3: An enhanced capacity of investigation /prosecution for law enforcement bodies Component 4: Guidance and training for the financial and non-financial reporting entities under direct NOPCML supervision. An increased capacity of reporting entities in order to detect and report suspicious transactions Component 4: Guidance and training for the financial and non-financial reporting entities under direct NOPCML supervision. An increased capacity of reporting entities in order to detect and report suspicious transactions

10 ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE COMPONENTS Component 1An increased capacity of the AML/CTF institutional system - National strategy on money laundering and terrorist financing elaborated and submitted with the NOPCML having a key role within the system Component 1: An increased capacity of the AML/CTF institutional system - National strategy on money laundering and terrorist financing elaborated and submitted with the NOPCML having a key role within the system   Setting up a working group for the draft the national AML/CTF strategy Two days-meeting of the working group for the elaboration of the final Draft National AML/CFT Strategy One day seminar on the draft strategy, targeting all relevant stakeholders/management of the involved institutions

11 ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE COMPONENTS Component 2 Increasing the institutional capacity of the National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering Component 2 : Increasing the institutional capacity of the National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering Organizing of five 3-day workshops for the financial analysts within the Supervision and Control Department Organizing of five 3-day workshops for the financial analysts within the Supervision and Control Department Internships for financial analysts Internships for financial analysts Organizing of two 3-day seminars for the financial analysts in NOPCML on strategic analyses using IT tools and statistical methods Organizing of two 3-day seminars for the financial analysts in NOPCML on strategic analyses using IT tools and statistical methods

12 ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE COMPONENTS Component 3: An enhanced capacity of investigation /prosecution for law enforcement bodies Internships for prosecutors Internships for prosecutors Internship for Financial Guard representatives Internship for policemen

13 ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE COMPONENTS Component 4: Guidance and training for the financial and non-financial reporting entities under direct NOPCML supervision. An increased capacity of reporting entities in order to detect and report suspicious transactions Setting up a working group formed by STEs and financial analysts within the National Office in order to draft the Handbook on risk based approach and indicators of suspicious transactions for reporting entities Setting up a working group formed by STEs and financial analysts within the National Office in order to draft the Handbook on risk based approach and indicators of suspicious transactions for reporting entities Presentation and dissemination of the Handbook to the different categories of reporting entities, during six 2-day seminars, at territorial level Presentation and dissemination of the Handbook to the different categories of reporting entities, during six 2-day seminars, at territorial level

14 ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE COMPONENTS Component 4 : Guidance and training for the financial and non-financial reporting entities under direct NOPCML supervision. An increased capacity of reporting entities in order to detect and report suspicious transactions Organizing six 2-days workshops, at territorial level, for the independent legal professions Organizing six 2-days workshops, at territorial level, for the independent legal professions

15 ACHIVEMENT OF MANDATORY RESULTS AND BENCHMARKS COMPONENT 1 Under the technical coordination of the MS experts from Poland and Czech Republic, a working group including representatives of: National Office for the Prevention and Control of Money Laundering, National Office for the Prevention and Control of Money Laundering, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Justice, Public Ministry, Public Ministry, Ministry of Administration and Home Affaires, Ministry of Administration and Home Affaires, Ministry of Public Finance (Financial Guard, National Ministry of Public Finance (Financial Guard, National Agency for Fiscal Administration), Agency for Fiscal Administration), National Bank of Romania, National Bank of Romania, Securities Supervision Commission, Securities Supervision Commission, Insurance Supervision Commission, Insurance Supervision Commission, Private Pensions System Supervision Commission, Private Pensions System Supervision Commission, Romanian Intelligence Service Romanian Intelligence Service Foreign Intelligence Service, Foreign Intelligence Service, have drafted the National Strategy on AML/CFT

16 ACHIVEMENT OF MANDATORY RESULTS AND BENCHMARKS COMPONENT 2 Five 3- day workshops for the financial analysts within the Supervision and Control Department completed Five 3- day workshops for the financial analysts within the Supervision and Control Department completed - 10 analysts trained in supervision activities - 10 analysts trained in supervision activities - supervision’s documentation designed 4 internships (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Poland, Portugal) 4 internships (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Poland, Portugal) - 16 financial analysts trained in the area of AML&C TF are able to act as trainers for new NOPCML staff and reporting entities personnel Two 3-day seminars for the financial analysts in NOPCML on strategic analyses using IT tools and statistical methods Two 3-day seminars for the financial analysts in NOPCML on strategic analyses using IT tools and statistical methods - 40 analysts trained in the area on strategic analyses using IT tools and statistical methods

17 ACHIVEMENT OF MANDATORY RESULTS AND BENCHMARKS COMPONENT internships for Romanian prosecutors organized ( 2x Spain, Portugal, France) - 1 internship for Financial Guard (Poland) - 1 internship for Police (Poland) - 24 representatives of LEA trained and able to act as trainers in different LEA units, working in AML cases

18 ACHIVEMENT OF MANDATORY RESULTS AND BENCHMARKS COMPONENT 4 - working group formed of two designated STEs and financial analysts from the NOPCML for drafting the Handbook on risk based approach and indicators of suspicious transactions for reporting entities - Handbook elaborated, printed and disseminated - Presentation and dissemination of the Handbook to the different categories of reporting entities during six 2-day seminars, at territorial level (270 representatives of the reporting entities trained) - Six 2-days workshops, at territorial level, for the independent legal professions (180 representatives of the independent legal professions trained)

19 RESOURCES Romanian Project Team from the NOPCML Romanian Project Team from the NOPCML Polish Project Team from the Department of Financial Information Polish Project Team from the Department of Financial Information RTA Team RTA Team 14 STEs (12 from Poland, 1 from UK, 1 from Czech Republic) 14 STEs (12 from Poland, 1 from UK, 1 from Czech Republic)

20 Why Poland? WE OFFER Strong team Relevant Experience Practical and Flexible Ethos WE WILL LEAVE BEHIND STAFF WHO ARE : Skilled Competent Confident WE WILL DEVELOP SOLUTIONS THAT: Are Practical Are Effective Meet Romanian National Objectives

21 Still lot of work ahead…

22 RECOMMENDATIONS Recommendations should be inserted into the continuation of the inter-institutional work in carrying out the National Strategy on Combating Money Laundering and its Action Plan Additional legislative improvements are needed to follow the EU best practices in the area of controlling the reporting entities (NOPCML empowered to provide the controls of credit institutions in cooperation with other supervision authorities Introducing of the new tools like e-learning in order to provide more effective trainings for reporting entities

23 Thank you for your attention Elzbieta Frankow-Jaskiewicz RTA Department of Financial Information Ministry of Finance Phone: E- mail:


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