Money laundering allows the corrupt to legitimise the illegal. It distorts economies and is an obstacle to a stable EU market. When dirty money is laundered in EU financial markets, corruption is facilitated and governance standards are undermined. We see time and again the world’s most corrupt laundering their ill-gotten gains in EU financial centres with relative ease.
EU money laundering regulations need to be better enforced, and more information is required so that the source of funds can be better identified. Information on who ultimately owns and controls companies, trusts and other legal structures needs to be made publicly available in registers across the EU. The EU is currently reviewing its anti-money laundering rules, with a Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive expected in late 2014.
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Today’s leak by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) of the directors of companies registered in the Bahamas, including that of former EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, shows the need to end secret companies and for greater transparency of corporate …
Posted 21 Sep 2016 No Comments
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Brussels, 13 July 2016 – Corporate claims about the impact of transparency on business do not stand up, according to new research published by Transparency International EU today. While more and more multinational companies are publishing detailed financial information about each …
Posted 13 Jul 2016 No Comments