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The EU needs better anti-money laundering rules

Eurodad

03 Jul 2014 15:37:55

This article originally appeared on OpenDemocracy.net The EU seeks to become the standard-bearer on financial transparency. But right now, it’s still too easy to get away with shady dealings in Europe. By Koen Roovers (Financial Transparency Coalition) Since February of last year, the European Union has made money laundering and terrorist financing a central focus. In reviewing and updating the third Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), the European Union has tried to target the process by which criminal proceeds and illicit funds are moved throughout the continent and beyond. We’ve been following their progress closely, and have advocated for sensible reform to allow the EU to set the standard on anti-money laundering. But to be the standard-bearer on financial transparency, EU ...