Moreover, the Committee also accepted the Holy See’s own proposal that this next report cover not only the Core Recommendations, but also all the areas covered by the Key Recommendations. With this initiative, the Holy See wishes to provide a more complete overview of the measures taken over the last year to further strengthen its institutional structure in the area of preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
As will be recalled, the Holy See/Vatican City State’s Evaluation Report was approved by MONEYVAL in July of last year. According to MONEYVAL’s normal procedures, over the course of the following year every country is obliged to submit a Progress Report to MONEYVAL’s Plenary Assembly, limited to the Core Recommendations. In this context, the Holy See’s initiative that was approved yesterday, which also extends its Report to the Key Recommendations, confirms its commitment to constructive dialogue with MONEYVAL in order to further strengthen its system of preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism.