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Jan 26, 2018

Public Private Partnerships to Fight Financial Crime

Schuman Associates held the latest in a series of events for Anti-Money Laundering Europe for which it acts as a secretariat. The event discussed how the EU can continue its fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, and how cooperation amongst institutions, as well as public private cooperation… read more
Apr 19, 2017

Brussels Panel Debate on the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing

This event will provide a forum to discuss the growing role of public/private information-sharing mechanisms to tackle financial crime around the world as well as the barriers, opportunities and progress across Europe in developing such mechanisms. It will also provide a forum for exploring the balance with… read more
Dec 14, 2016

Addressing Policy Challenges in Financial Crime

Schuman Associates as the secretariat of Anti-Money Laundering Europe together with the CFCS at RUSI organised a policy debate around the EU policy challenges that are currently being debated particularly around the amendments of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, renamed as the 5th AMLD. The event… read more
Jul 10, 2014

AME 10th Anniversary Meeting with MEP Sargentini, DG Markt and DG Justice

Thank you to everyone who has been supporting AME over the past 10 years. It was great seeing so many members and supporters at our June event. For further information on this event, please see our Meetings section of the website read more
Jun 16, 2014

The battle against Money Laundering - Has Germany lost?

Germany's inadequate efforts to control money laundering may end up getting it classified as a high-risk country. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has called upon Germany to get its act together and crack down on "dirty money." Banks, Real estate, Gambling institutions are all… read more
May 30, 2014

Police need powers to tackle virtual money laundering: Europol

How will virtual currencies like Bitcoins be regulated in the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive? AME's previous meeting in December 2013 looked into the issues around regulating this. Article in Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/24/us-bitcoin-europol-money-laundering-idUSBREA2N1A420140324 read more
May 30, 2014

Next AME event will be held 19 June 2014

2004-2014 10 Years fighting Financial Crime To celebrate the 10th year of the Anti Money Laundering Platform, we are delighted to announce our spring meeting on 19th June at the European Banking Federation. Speakers will cover the upcoming 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive as well as some other Financial… read more
May 30, 2014

Fighting Fraud: Hercule III Work Programme adopted

The European Commission adopted the first annual work programme for the new anti-fraud programme Hercule III. In 2014, € 13.7 million will be made available to support Member States in fighting fraud, corruption and other illegal activities. The Programme will also help finance specific projects x-ray… read more
Apr 10, 2014

Does Anti-Money-Laundering Work?

FATF Interview with the Wall Street Journal click here A recent independent report by the Center on Law and Globalization found serious shortcomings in how the International Monetary Fund and the Financial Action Task Force have been policing money laundering. The report examined the recently concluded third… read more
Apr 01, 2014

FATF Private Sector Consultation

Anti-Money Laundering Europe was invited to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Private Sector Consultative Forum in Brussels, Belgium on 25-26 March 2014. The topics covered: General discussion on Cooperation between FATF and private sector RBA for the banking Sector RBA for the money service business… read more
Feb 27, 2014

Money laundering: MEPs vote for public registers of companies and trusts

Krišjānis Kariņš (EPP, LV) speaking at our December 2013 Meeting A report on the EU's 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive has been approved by a joint vote of the Economic Affairs and the Justice and Home Affairs committees in the European Parliament. Both Rapporteurs, Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, NL) and… read more
Feb 03, 2014

Commission unveils first EU Anti-Corruption Report

Corruption costs the European economy around 120 billion euros per year. Member States have taken many initiatives in recent years, but the results are uneven and more should be done to prevent and punish corruption. These are some of the conclusions from the first ever EU Anti-Corruption Report published by… read more
Dec 19, 2013

AME - Anti Money Laundering Europe lunch seminar at the European Economic and Social Committee with MEP Krisjanis Karins and Christophe Zeeb, EESC

On 3rd December AME – Anti Money Laundering Europe organised a seminar at the European Economic Social Committee (EESC) The seminar discussed the European Commission’s proposed Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing - the… read more
Nov 01, 2013

European Parliament passes EU action plan to fight money laundering

The European Parliament has adopted a non-legislative resolution that sets out an EU action plan for 2014-2019 to fight organised crime. The special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering of the EP was created in March 2012. Its purpose was to assess the impact of mafia-type activities… read more
Jun 19, 2013

AME - Anti Money Laundering Europe lunch seminar at the European Parliament with MEP Judith Sargentini, the Greens / EFA

On 5th June AME – Anti Money Laundering Europe organised a lunch seminar at the European Parliament to discuss the European Commission’s proposed Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing - the “4th Anti-Money Laundering… read more
Mar 25, 2013

European Economic and Social Committee Towards legal, safe and regulated online gambling: utopia or reality?

PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, 9 April 2013 at 9.00 a.m. The Section for Single Market, Production and Consumption of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will organise a Public Hearing "Towards legal, safe and regulated online gambling: utopia or reality?" in the context of drafting the opinion on the… read more
Mar 25, 2013

CRIM Committee Inter-parliamentary committee meeting

The CRIM Special Committee will organise an Inter-parliamentary committee meeting with National Parliaments on Tuesday, 7 May 2013 This meeting is intended to discuss the role of National Parliaments in the fight against organised crime,corruption and money laundering. In order to feed this debate, and to… read more
Mar 22, 2013

Conference on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 March 2013 Conference on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Speech of Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs "Anti-money laundering as part of the fight against organised crime" The Commission is working on several initiatives for the coming… read more
Feb 27, 2013

Anti-Money Laundering: Stronger rules to respond to new threats

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 February 2013 The Commission has today adopted two proposals to reinforce the EU's existing rules on anti-money laundering and fund transfers. The threats associated with money laundering and terrorist financing are constantly evolving, which requires regular… read more

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