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European Banking Guide for Nonprofits | ECNL, AML, CFT

The European Center For Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) has seen that civil society organisations (CSOs) increasingly encounter difficulties in opening and maintaining bank accounts, due to the detrimental effects of legislation in regard of anti-money laundering (AML) and combatting terrorist financiering … Lees verder

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Europol scandal? EDRi and surveilance in the EU

According to dataprotection organisation EDRi the efforts of the European data protection watchdog to hold Europol accountable for its illegal data practices are torpedoed by European Parliament and the Council of Member States, read EDRi’s article of 31 January, that … Lees verder

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After many warnings… EDPS orders Europol to erase data concerning individuals with no established link to a criminal activity

Europol is already for some time under scrutiny of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), but apparently Europol has not listened. On 10 January EDPS ordered Europol to erase data concerning individuals with no established link to a criminal activity, … Lees verder

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Mitigating the negative impects of emergency measures on civic space | ECNL

The European Center for Not-for-profit Law (ECNL) is worried about the negative impects of COVID-19 emergency measures on civic space, read: EU, emergency powers and civic space. From the article: In this policy brief, building on data and research drawing … Lees verder

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New briefer on understanding FATF standards and responding to their misuse in Africa | AML/CFT in the non-profit

The European Center For Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) published briefer on understanding FATF anti-moneylaundering and anti-terrorist financing standards and responding to their misuse in Africa: Announcement: New briefer on understanding FATF standards and responding to their misuse in Africa. Briefer: Understanding … Lees verder

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A statute for European cross-border associations and non-profit organisations | JURI-meeting, AML/CFT in the non-profit

Tomorrow the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) of the European Parliament (EP) will amongst others discuss a draft EP-resolution regarding a statute for European cross-border associations and non-profit organisations and opinions by two other committees (LIBE and EMPL) on the … Lees verder

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Not-for-profit organisations and civic society threatened by governments | ECNL

Recent articles by the European Center for Not-for-profit Law (ECNL) show  the threats to not-for-profit organisations and civic society caused by legislation intended to combat crime (including anti-money laundering, ‘AML’, and combatting terrorist financing, ‘CFT): Moneyval should open up formalised … Lees verder

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Transparency of donors in the Netherlands | ECNL, AML / CFT

Legislative intentions regarding transparency of donors to not-for-profit organizations has caught the attention of the European Center for Not-for-profit Law (ECNL). On 29 June ECNL published the article New proposed changes to the Dutch Transparency Act, an update on the … Lees verder

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Even FATF is aware of the major flaws in its AML-standards – mitigation of harmful consequences

Even FATF is aware of the major flaws in its AML-standards. In February the organisation started a project to study and mitigate the harmful consequences of the FATF Standards. Readers are invited to submit contributions, preferably before 21 April 2021. … Lees verder

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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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