State Department released the Report on Terrorism, what is the State in BiH?

Yesterday, the US State Department released a new Report on the fight against terrorism and facing violent extremism in Europe. BiH was also mentioned in the report.

BiH remained a cooperative partner in the fight against terrorism and continued to achieve progress by increasing the capacity for a fight against terrorism. Law enforcement agencies in BiH followed the suspects of terrorism, however, the Working Group for Terrorism, which is led by the State Prosecutor’s Office and tasked with improving the coordination between many security and police agencies in BiH, continued to fail.

BiH is a member of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), and regional Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The Unit of Financial Intelligence Service of BiH, the Sector for Financial Intelligence, is a member of the Egmont Group of financial intelligence units.

In June 2015, BiH showed political commitment on a high level to work with FATF and MONEYVAL and worked on the implementation of the action plan for solving the shortcomings since then.

In June 2016, the FATF acknowledged that BiH implemented steps to improve the regime of AML / CFT, including the finalization of the regulation on freezing terrorist funds in accordance with resolution 1373 of the Security Council of UN and worked on the harmonization of federal criminal law with its equivalent in the jurisdictions of BiH.

The main religious communities in BiH (Islamic, Catholic, Jewish, and Orthodox) continued their work through the Inter-Religious Council with the aim to promote tolerance and face the activities of violent extremism that are directed towards any community.

Besides BiH, the report also included Serbia, Kosovo, and Macedonia.

(Source: N1)

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