Lithuanian authorities and financial institutions must target corruption, organized crime and the risks posed by their country’s sizeable cash economy to clamp down on money laundering and other forms of illicit finance, an intergovernmental group has warned.

In a 221-page report, Moneyval, the Financial Action Task Force’s representative in Europe, praised Lithuania’s global cooperation and supervision of banks for anti-money laundering purposes by the Bank of Lithuania, but questioned the country’s rules for filing suspicious transaction reports, or STRs, and efforts to pursue prosecutions against financial criminals.

Sorainen senior associate Jurgita Nikita shared her views on Lithuanian licencing work. Please read more on