Follow-up Report to the Mutual Evaluation of Greece
The FATF has released the follow-up report to the Mutual Evaluation Report of Greece, which was adopted in June 2007.
In this 2007 mutual evaluation, Greece was rated partially compliant (PC) or non compliant (NC) for the following Core and Key Recommendations. As a result, it was placed in the regular follow-up process (1).
In February 2010, the FATF published the Interim Follow-Up Report. This report provided an update on progress made by Greece since the 2007 Mutual Evaluation Report.
In October 2011, the FATF recognised that Greece had made significant progress in addressing the deficiencies identified in the 2007 Mutual Evaluation Report. The FATF agreed that Greece should now report on any further improvements to its Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) system on a biennial basis.
The Follow-Up Report agreed by the FATF in October 2011 and published here, finds that Greece has taken sufficient action in remedying the identified deficiencies for the above mentioned Recommendations and that all the Core and all the Key Recommendations are at a level essentially equivalent to compliant (C) or largely compliant (LC).
The decision by the FATF to remove a country from the regular follow-up process is based on updated procedures agreed in October 2008. These procedures require a country to have taken sufficient and effective action to address the compliance levels of Core Recommendations 1, 5, 10, 13, SR II and IV and overall sufficient and effective action to address the compliance levels of Key Recommendations 3, 4, 23, 26, 35, 36, 40, SR I, SR III, SR V, where those Recommendations were previously rated as partially compliant or non-compliant. “Sufficient and effective action” is defined as a level essentially equivalent to compliant (C) or largely compliant (LC).
(1) See paragraphs 39c and 40 of Third Round of AML/CFT Evaluations Process and Procedures for a detailed explanation.