Already in mid-December, at a meeting in Strasbourg, the fate of Montenegro regarding inclusion in the FATF “gray list” will be discussed. If the country makes the list, it will join Syria, Yemen, Mali, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. This entails increased supervision by the FATF. Montenegro may become the second EU country on the “grey list”.
Recently, the Government of Montenegro approved innovations in the field of preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. The Committee of Experts of the Council of Europe must make a decision and it may influence the FATF’s conclusion.
The inclusion of Montenegro in the “grey list” may lead to a decrease in the credit rating, a slowdown in the implementation of foreign investments and a decrease in confidence in the jurisdiction.