The Government Emergency Ordinance no. 111/2020 which amends Law no. 129/2019 on preventing and fighting money laundering and the financing of terrorism was published in the Official Gazette of Romania and entered into force on 15 July 2020 (hereinafter referred to as “GEO 111/2020”).
GEO 111/2020 also amends several other normative acts regarding the prevention and fighting of money laundering and terrorist financing. The main changes concern the definition of the beneficial owner, the granting of unrestricted access to information regarding the beneficial owner, as well as certain obligations in the field of virtual currency systems.