The EAG was established on 6 October 2004 in Moscow by the decision of the Inaugural Conference and at the initiative of the Russian Federation, supported by the FATF, IMF, World Bank and several other countries. The EAG is an FATF-style regional body and became an Associate Member of the FATF in June 2010.
The creation of an FATF-style regional body (FSRB) for countries of the Eurasian region that have not been part of existing FSRBs, is to play an important role in combating the threat of terrorism and increasing the transparency and security of financial systems of the region. The EAG objective is to incorporate these countries into the global system on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
The main goals of the EAG are to:
For more information, please see the EAG website at www.eurasiangroup.org.
Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)
Asian Development Bank
Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
Commonwealth of Independent States (Executive Committee) (CIS)
Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL)
Eurasian Development Bank
Eurasian Economic Community (EEC)
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UN ODC)