The first Greek National Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) Risk Assessment Report was published in the website of the Ministry of Finance, following its approval from the “Strategy Committee for combatting money laundering and terrorist financing and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction”, in line with the provisions of article 8, par. 7(a)(cc) of Law 4557/2018.
Supervised institutions are required to examine this report in detail and take it into account in the context of their own ML/TF risk assessments, in accordance with the provisions of Article 35, par. 1 and 2 of Law 4557/2018, as well as par. 1.3 (i) (e) and chapter 4 regarding the Risk-Based Approach, of Banking and Credit Committee Decision 281/5/17.3.2009. Supervised institutions should focus, depending on their sector, on the sub-chapters of the report on threat assessment, and in particular the vulnerability assessment of the banking sector, life insurance sector and other financial institutions. Vulnerability assessments of these sectors were conducted by working groups consisted of examiners of the Bank of Greece's AML Section (lead) and representatives of the public and private sector and reflect the vulnerability of each financial sector as a combination of the inherent ML/TF risk of the products and services provided and the assessment of the general AML/CFT controls.