SANS hosted the Annual General Meeting of the Anti-Money Laundering Operation Network- AMON

In the period 05-06 June 2019, experts and official guests from the European member states, the Western Balkan countries, Switzerland, USA, Israel, Ukraine, Georgia, Australia and Colombia discussed the most topical issues as well as regional policies in the field of anti-money laundering.  Experts in that field from the Ministry of Interior and State Agency for National Security of Bulgaria participated in the conference.

The focus of the event was to identify problematic issues in the field of anti-money laundering which subsequently determine future EU legislative amendments. The key role of the public private partnership was also emphasized during the meeting.

EUROPOL is the permanent Secretariat of AMON, and the European police agency is also responsible for the international coordination among the relevant institutions during the anti-money laundering specialized operations.

SANS took the Presidency of the AMON network in 2017. The active work of the AMON contributes to the better cooperation among the relevant institutions engaged with the anti-money laundering at national and international level.

The event was held in the framework of the project ISFP-2017-AG-IBA-AMON  „Informal Group of the anti- money laundering experts” funded by the Internal Security Fund and whose beneficiary is SANS.