In April I wrote about CCBE’s manifesto for Europe. The European organisation of notaries, Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE), also published a European manifesto.
One of the subjuects is “Acting in the fight against money laundering“. CNUE asks for simplification of the rules in regard of AML-assistance of notaries:
Acting in the fight against money laundering
The notaries of Europe are a central element in the action of the Member States in the fight against money laundering.
They have an obligation to inform public authorities of any suspicions they may have about a financial operation or transaction.
They implement the recommendations developed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the resulting European legislation. To act even more effectively in this area, they ask to facilitate and encourage the training of legal practitioners, in particular notaries, for sound knowledge and application of European instruments: Directives (EU) No. 2018/843, 2009/138/EC and 2013/36/EU.
At the same time, and with the European Union’s support, they will work to simplify the cooperation of notaries in the fight against money laundering by promoting specific tools adapted to the profession at European level.