AML package

The ‘AML package’ as announced by the European Commission and now being debated by the European Parliament (EP), will drastically change the European anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-terrorist financing (CFT) landscape and potentially affect the fundamental rights of citizens, read this article. Posts on this blog on the package: .

The AML package consists of the following drafts:


AMLAR, the regulation regarding the new AML/CFT authority, Authority for Countering Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (AMLA),

  • Draft European Commission COM/2021/421
  • Procedure file EP 2021/0240(COD)
  • Draft opinion 16 March 2022 Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) pdfdoc; rapporteur José Manuel Fernandes, deadline for tabling amendments 6 April 2022
  • Amendments 31-79 draft opinion BUDG pdfdoc
  • Amendments 39-152 draft opinion CONT pdfdoc
  • Opinion 18 May 2022 CONT pdfdoc
  • Amendments 49-196 draft opinion Committee on Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) pdfdoc
  • Draft report ECON LIBE 17 May 2022 pdfdoc; rapporteurs: Luis Garicano, Emil Radev

AMLAR is on the ECON LIBE agenda of 14 June 2022, read this post.
Posts on this blog: .


AMLR, the new AML/CFT regulation,

  • Draft European Commission COM/2021/420
  • Procedure file EP 2021/0239(COD)
  • Draft report ECON LIBE 15 March 2022 pdfdoc, rapporteurs: Eero Heinäluoma and Damien Carême; deadline for tabling amendments 31 Marc 2022

Posts on this blog: .


AMLD6, the 6th AML/CFT directive with rules for the member states of the EU,

Posts on this blog: , .


The regulation on information accompanying transfers of funds and certain crypto-assets,



European Commission:

European Central Bank:

European Parliamentary Research Service:




  • European Data Protection Board (EDPB) 20 May 2022: announcement, file 1, file 2, file 3.
  • European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) 24 September 2021, opinion on the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) package of legislative proposals: announcement, opinion. All AML opinions are found here.
  • European Data Protection Board (EDPB) 19 May 2021, EDPB letter to the European Commission on the protection of personal data in the AML-CFT legislative proposals: announcement, letter.

Read my article Violation of data protection principles and discrimination of 30 March 2022.

Other fundamental rights
(like prevention of de-risking and protecting SMEs and assessment of legal remedies against guidelines, RTS and other legislation by AMLA and European Commission):

not covered.


Articles on this blog

On the AML package I have amongst others written:


This page is updated until 30 May 2022 and may be incomplete