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The US answer to the European FATCA-letter of December 2019

On 12 March 2020 a representant of the US Department of the Treasury wrote a letter regarding FATCA to the European Union, read it here (pdf). It’s a reply to a European letter written in December, see my post of … Lees verder

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Cooperation between national tax authorities on exchanging information to prevent tax fraud and evasion

The European Commission announced an European consultation, that had as subject Tax fraud and evasion – better cooperation between national tax authorities on exchanging information and mainly focuses on new business models such as the digital economy. This public consultation … Lees verder

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AML/CFT sources

When you are looking where anti-money laundering (AML) and anti terrorist financing (CFT) come from, a list is to be found on the site of the Council of Europe. Under the title “AML/CFT” standards a list of sources is to … Lees verder

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European Banking organisation promotes one-size-fits all legislation in AML/CFT

In a time that discriminatory practices of banks are increasing, including malpractices around black lists, it is worrying that the European Banking Federation (EBF) is promoting harmonisation of European AML/CFT legislation. It is clear that the Anti-Money Laundering Regulation is … Lees verder

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The World of Guidelines and Recommendations | EBA consultation on AML/CFT guidelines

One of the characteristics of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing is the complete chaos in the provision of information by the authorities and the sometimes poor quality of their guidance (like a publication of the Egmont Group that I … Lees verder

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Civil Society Organizations facing attacks by EU-governments | ECNL

In a blog of 23 January the European Center For Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) explains the threats posed by the EU and the EU-member states for not-for-profit organisations, ‘Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs). The blog starts with: Civil society’s right to privacy … Lees verder

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Fundamental snag with new EU money-laundering rules | register of beneficial owners

EUobserver on 11 February published the opinion of Martin Kenney on the public registers of beneficial owners, that Europe wants the EU states to create. The author is partner of a specialist investigative and asset recovery practice, so I suppose … Lees verder

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AML breakfast with Giegold

One of the members of the European Parliament responsible for European anti-money laundering (AML) legislation, is Sven Giegold of the Greens/EFA. Those interested in what Europe is brooding on, like an Anti-Money Laundering Regulation, can go to a breakfast event … Lees verder

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How digital financial services can prey upon the poor

In the article How digital financial services can prey upon the poor [*], the author explains that data of poor people can be used to exploit as well as help them. The most obvious way digital financial services harm poor … Lees verder

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Dehumanisation of mankind, starting with corporations | Jaap Winter

Jaap de Winter wrote an interesting article on dehumanisation of the large corporation, supported by digitalisation, “Modern digital technologies, considering people only as bundles of data that can be exploited, increase dehumanisation“. What he describes is also coming to the … Lees verder

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