Date: 7 months ago   Category: Financial

Media: The EU will toughen fight against money laundering


Brussels seeks to toughen powers of the agencies of the EU on fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism. The European Commission intends to allocate the European regulator − the European bank association (EBA) − with additional resources for investigation of the movement and washing of criminal cash flows. Financial Times with reference to the high-ranking officials of EC reports about it. Also the European Commission intends to give to recently formed prosecutor's office of the EU the rights for excitement since 2025 of cases of financing of terrorist activity. Both initiatives of strengthening of powers of the EU in fight against money laundering have followed messages about what in one year has passed not less than 30 billion dollars from Russia through the Estonian branch Danske Bank and other CIS countries. At the moment the ECB has some rights of check of banks for money laundering. Besides, responsibility for fight against washing of means lies mostly on national regulators. Now, according to plans, the European prosecutor's office will be able not only to investigate the financial crimes connected with use of budgets of the European countries but also to begin criminal prosecution. ​ By the present moment 22 of 28 EU countries have agreed with a similar initiative. Acceptance of the final decision on expansion of responsibility of two supervisory authorities requires the consent of all members of the union. We will remind, in February, 2018 in Latvia there was a scandal over money laundering in one of the largest banks of the country of ABLV. As a result of the USA and the ECB its closings have achieved, and the authorities of the country have forbidden banks to cooperate with the companies which aren't engaged in real economic activity. Britain investigates transactions of Russians with the real estate of News from the Correspondent.netv of Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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