A new EU High Level Adviser, on Anti-Money Laundering and Asset Recovery, has joined the team of the Mission to Moldova, thus increasing the total number of currently working Advisers to nine.

Oscar Rivera Rivera has just started his assignment within the Office for Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering and the Criminal Asset Recovery Agency under the National Anticorruption Centre. Before joining the Mission, Mr Rivera Rivera, with over 20 years of experience in the field, had previously held managerial positions in the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation in Madrid, Spain, as well as policy/analytical position in the European Commission’s Anti-Money Laundering team. He has international experience in Latin American and European countries, having served also as Economic and Commercial Attaché in the Economic and Trade Office of the Embassy of Spain in San Salvador (El Salvador). More information about Mr Rivera’s professional and education background can be found here.

Beyond the field of Anti-Money Laundering and Asset Recovery, the currently serving EU High Level Advisers cover the fields of Anticorruption, Confidence Building Measures, Customs and Tax Policy (Domestic Revenue Mobilisation), Education and Research, Energy, Financial Services, Justice and Prosecution, Local Public Administration Reform, including Decentralisation and Voluntary Amalgamation.