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Major EU countries want to strengthen money laundering controls, demand a new strong authority decides to european accounts

the EU's large member states suggested that the union of the establishment of a new super-authority, which oversees money laundering in banks and other financial institutions.

German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Latvian state in connection with its opinion (go to another service), that the 28-member union needs a centralized control of money laundering prevention. The statement is signed also with Latvia, which has pop been in recent years, money laundering scandals.

Shady money transfers and big money laundering cases have occurred both north and south. So the Swedish Swedbank as also the Danish Danske Bank are the authorities on him. Also the ends has dropped, while investor confidence in the banks management has suffered.

One of the signs of possible money laundering is that banks are a lot of accounts of foreigners in the name. Kyprosella, Malta and Latvia (switch to another service) the foreign account the number of collapsed banks, which have initiated criminal investigations. Money has often been of Russian origin.

When it comes to the big economic interests, a review of the targeted mfis may seek directly or indirectly to influence the national supervisory authorities, the six countries said Saturday in his presentation.

Many projects are pending in the EU

the EU countries and parliament have already earlier this year (you move to another service) awarded in Paris for the European banking authority EBA:for more resources and staff the money laundering control. Even that is not enough.

in a New show of control should be exactly the EBA's common. The opinion of the signatory countries according to the same need to reform the EU's money laundering legislation.

the Finnish-led EU finance ministers have planned a more stringent money laundering measures in their own meetings. Finland has prepared a presentation, which is scheduled for adoption in December. Paper has similar plans as six of the country on Saturday night.

the EU commission has been trying to get through the black list of money laundering, enabling countries. It has, however, come across a member of the opposition (switch to another service).

on the List there are countries also from outside the union, for example, Saudi Arabia and the United states overseas areas.

Source: Reuters

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