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Webinar “The future of the European Union’s fight against money laundering”, 3 June 2020

Anti-money Laundering Europe (AME) organised the webinar on the future of the EU’s fight against money laundering of the 3rd of June 2020. The speakers of the event included Jérôme Deslandes, Member of Cabinet of Executive Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis, Piers Haben, Director for Banking Markets, Innovation and Consumers, the European Banking Authority, and John Riches, Chair of the Public Policy Committee, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

The webinar attracted a large audience with over 80 registrations of high-level stakeholders from the European institutions, the Permanent Representations as well as the public and private sector. The event was organised following the recent adoption by the European Commission of the Action Plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorism financing as well as the recently launched public consultation with deadline on the 29th of July.

Mr Deslandes presented the Action Plan’s ‘Six Pillar-approach’ and spoke of very ambitious goals for AML/CFT policy in the coming years.

The European Banking Authority takes an active role in the reform of the EU supervisory system. Therefore, the webinar constituted an important occasion of an exchange between the Commission and the European Banking Authority.

John Riches contributed to the discussion with a ‘private and non-financial sector perspective’. Because the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners is a member of Anti-money Laundering Europe platform, John Riches could bring to the table the views of some of the members of the platform.

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