Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to tackle illicit cash flows
Security Union: Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to tackle illicit cash flows
The Commission has welcomed the agreement reached by EU Member States and the European Parliament today on key measures to control illicit cash flows in and out of the EU.
The reinforced rules complement the EU's anti-money laundering rules and form part of the European Agenda on Security and work to fight the financing of terrorism. Today's decision was taken following a final round of negotiations this evening in Brussels.
Putting tighter controls on large cash flows strengthens the capacity of the EU to tackle money laundering, fight terrorism and organised crime, making it harder for terrorists and criminals to finance their activities. Cutting off the sources of financing is one of the most effective ways to stop potential terrorist attacks and criminal activities in the EU and worldwide.
- Publication date
- 23 May 2018
- Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union