The Council has published its final report on the mutual evaluations of the financial crime and financial investigatory laws and powers in Member States. The work started in 2008 and the work is now complete and has been analysed. The Council found all Member States have professional systems for dealing with financial crime and investigations, and many have made recent substantial improvements in their investigatory and other powers. Each Member State has a criminal policy, but there are many obstacles to investigations including organisational hindrances, limited resources and procedural issues. There are also still many difficulties in cooperation and information sharing. As a result, the Council has made several recommendations to Member States on improving both investigatory powers and cooperation. (Source: Summary of Mutual Evaluation on Financial Crime and Country Comments on Mutual Evaluation on Financial Crime)