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FIDE congress on enforcement of EU Law, data protection and EU competition law in the digital economy

In May of this year the biannual congress of the International Federation of European Law (FIDE) is held in the Netherlands. Topics of the congress: National Courts and the Enforcement of EU Law – the pivotal role of national courts … Lees verder

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Report on the place of the European Convention on Human Rights in the European and international legal order

Recently the Report on the place of the European Convention on Human Rights in the European and international legal order on Human Rights  was made public. It was adopted by the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) of the Council … Lees verder

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European FATCA-letter to the US does not solve problems for Accidental Americans

On 11 December 2019  a letter regarding FATCA in the EU was sent by the Council of the EU to the US Treasury. This letter includes text on the ‘Accidental Americans’, people who only through FATCA discovered they are ‘US … Lees verder

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Commission is requested to consider AMLR | conclusions ECOFIN

On 5 December the press release regarding the latest ECOFIN meeting was published. The conclusions point to significant recent enhancements to the AML regulatory framework. The implementation of the 5th revision of the AML directive, adopted in May 2018, the … Lees verder

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AMLR is coming | European AML-plans

Anti-money laundering is on the agenda of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) of 5 December 2019: Conclusions on strategic priorities on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism > +/- 12.10 webcast In a press release the … Lees verder

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The four EU commissioners responsible for AML | EPRS briefing

The briefing (pdf) of 22 November 2019 by EPRS on the proposed new European commissioners shows that four propesed commissioners will be responsible for AML: One of the priorities of Valdis Dombrovskis will be strenghtening the anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing supervisory … Lees verder

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Dutch banking organisation promotes one-size-fits-all legislation in AML

The Dutch banking organisation (Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken, NVB) on 21 November 2019 has presented (press release in Dutch) a proposal for improving European anti-money laundering (AML) legislation. This proposal consists of a position paper, The case for further reform … Lees verder

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FATF evaluation of Russia with a surprising outcome | AML

According to the information on the FATF-site in regard of the plenary of 16-18 October 2019, the mutual evaluation report of Russia was discussed at the plenary, with a surprising outcome: The Plenary discussed the joint FATF-EAG-MONEYVAL assessment of Russia … Lees verder

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Consilium: EU makes it easier for companies to restructure within the single market

On 18 November the Council of the European Union published the following press release regarding a new directive: EU makes it easier for companies to restructure within the single market The EU is removing unjustified barriers to EU companies’ freedom of … Lees verder

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FATF consultation on digital identity | AML

FATF announced a public consultation on FATF draft guidance on digital identity. The draft guidance is to be found here (MS Word file). The draft guidance shows that FATF has high expectations of biometric solutions. In the paragraph on the … Lees verder

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