Anti-Money Laundering Europe will host a webinar on the "Anti-Money Laundering Package 2021" on Wednesday 15th September from 15:00 to 16:30 CEST.
The European Commission has been working constantly to improve its framework to fight money laundering and terrorist financing. In 2020, the European Commission presented the "Action plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorism financing." Following a public consultation, the Commission outlined the main aspects of the 2021 AML package with a focus on a proposal to transfer parts of the existing Anti-Money Laundering Directive to a Regulation.
A new package of legislative proposals was put forward by the European Commission on 20th July 2021 for discussion by the European Parliament and Council. Described as a 'game changer' by the Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and the Capital Markets Union, Mairead McGuinness, it will improve the detection of suspicious transactions and activities, and close loopholes used to launder illicit proceeds or finance terrorist activities through the financial system.
The aim of the event is to bring together members of the industry, policy makers and financial institutions to discuss the new legislative package released by the European Commission in July 2021.
Speakers will include:
Steve Ryan, Deputy Head of Unit D2, DG FISMA, European Commission;
Endija Springe, Policy Expert at the European Banking Authority;
Anabela Santos, Technical Consultant, Portuguese Chartered Accountants Association, representing the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors.
The event will be moderated by Paolo Panico, of Paolo Panico's Law Chambers and Chairman of the STEP Europe Region.
Join us for the webinar on 15th September from 15:00-16:30 CEST. If you have not already registered, please do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org