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The shadows of AML and CFT | European Center for Not-for-Profit Law

The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law in its newsletter warned against AML/CFT-legislation that endangers fundamental rights: Austria: anti-terrorism draft law raises concerns In the aftermath of the Vienna terrorist attack in November 2020, the Ministry of Interior submitted a counterterrorism … Lees verder

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ECNL | What can CSOs do when they face abuse or over-regulation caused by AML/CFT standards?

In earlier posts on this blog I pointed out that there are major deficiencies in the way the European Commission, the Dutch government and international institutions like the undemocratic FATF, treat the not-for-profit sector in relation to anti-money laundering (AML) … Lees verder

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EU: new rules addressing LIBOR cessation

The Council announced new rules addressing LIBOR cessation. Press release: Council of the EU Press release 2 February 2021 12:35 Financial benchmarks: Council adopts new rules addressing LIBOR cessation The Council today adopted amendments to the so-called Benchmark Regulation addressing … Lees verder

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State surveillance in France

Statewatch published the article Green light for police surveillance of political opinions, trade union membership and religious beliefs. According to the human rights NGO the three decrees that were published by the French government at the beginning of December 2020 … Lees verder

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Guide for lawyers intervening before the European Court of Human Rights

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) published an updated version of its practical Guide for lawyers intervening before the European Court of Human Rights, which is also available on the Court’s website. The Guide highlights, in … Lees verder

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Sanctions and contra-sanctions in the EU | European Commission

Europe is taking action against unlawful extraterritorial application of unilateral measures by third countries (‘contra-sanctions’) and is working on its own sanctions system. On this subject the press release of 19 January 2021 by the European Commission informs us as … Lees verder

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Action against unlawful extraterritorial application of unilateral measures by third countries | European Commission (sanctions law, FATCA)

In a press release of 19 January the European Commission announces it will take action against unlawful extraterritorial application of unilateral measures by third countries: Further developing EU financial market infrastructures and improving their resilience, including towards the extraterritorial application … Lees verder

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LEI’s Eligibility for General Government Entities | GLEIF

LEI is the abbreviation of ‘Legal Entity Identifier’, the identifier of legal entities like the ‘besloten vennootschap’ in the Netherlands. The Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is the organisation behind LEI. GLEIF has a Legal Entity Identifier Regulatory Oversight Committee … Lees verder

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Mind the gap! Why the EU law enforcement gap is growing and what we can do to close it? | webinar 7 January 2021

Those interested in EU law enforcement can learn more in a webinar on 7 January, 1:00 PM. Among the speakers are Alex Brenninkmeijer, member of the European Court of Auditors and Mira Scholten, Utrecht University. One of the moderators is … Lees verder

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“Streamlining public procurement within the EU for more efficient public spending”

The Council of the EU in a press release of 25 November 2020 (html, pdf) announced its intention to amend the rules on public procurement (Europese aanbesteding): Streamlining public procurement within the EU for more efficient public spending The Council … Lees verder

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