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Kosovo: Money Laundering

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 983, tabled on 11 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help the Kosovan Government tackle money laundering practices.

Answered on

20 May 2022

The UK and Kosovan Governments work together closely to tackle economic crime. We have a UK Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer based in Kosovo, who works operationally with Kosovan counterparts to understand illicit financial flows and investigate cases with links to the UK, work which has already resulted in disruption to money laundering routes. Our Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer also supports and trains Kosovo institutions such as the Tax Administration, Financial Intelligence Unit, Customs and the Police. Additionally, we will soon be launching a new UK-funded project to prevent illicit financial flows through strengthening the supervisory role of the Central Bank and the Financial Intelligence Unit of Kosovo towards financial institutions.