Europe will toughen the fight against the laundering of money from Russia
The EU will toughen the fight against the laundering of criminal cash flows, including from Russia and CIS countries. Reported by the Financial Times, citing a source in the European Commission.
As it became known publication, the European banking Association (EBA) will give additional resources to the investigation of the laundering of money obtained illegally. The European Prosecutor is empowered to prosecute. Previously the duties of the office included only the investigation of financial crimes related to the use of the budget of European countries.
In particular, we plan to investigate the origin of more than 30 billion dollars, which came to Europe from Russia and CIS countries via Estonian Danske Bank. At the moment, money laundering checks, the banks, the European Central Bank, but its activities are not included in the European program to combat illicit criminal operations.