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Directive (EU) 2017/1371 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2017 on the fight against fraud to the Union's financial interests by means of criminal law

The proposal for a Directive on the fight against fraud to the Union’s financial interests by means of criminal law (the "PIF Directive") was submitted by the Commission in July 2012 and finally adopted in 2017. The PIF Directive replaces the 1995 PIF Convention for the Member States which will be bound by the PIF Directive (i.e. all but Denmark and the UK). It has been adopted on the basis...
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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on countering money laundering by criminal law

In December 2016, the Commission tabled a Proposal for a new Directive on countering money laundering by means of criminal law, pursuant to Article 83(1) TFEU. Once adopted, it shall replace the...
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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing and amending Directive 2009/101/EC

On 5 July 2016, the Commission issued a proposal for a Directive (COM(2016) 450 final) amending the so- called fourth anti-money laundering Directive ((EU) 2015/849) . Opinions on this proposal...
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Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing, amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Par

This Directive is the fourth directive to address the threat of money laundering. Council Directive 91/308/EEC defined money laundering in terms of drugs offences and imposed obligations solely on...
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Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council – The EU Counter-Terrorism Policy: main achievements and future challenges

The communication presents the main European Union (EU) level legislative and policy developments, as well as some of the future challenges, in the field of counter-terrorism. It forms a...
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The European Union Counter-Terrorism Strategy

To combat terrorism effectively, the EU proposes to organise its actions around four objectives: prevention, protection, pursuit and response. Prevention The "Prevention" pillar aims to...
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Directive 2005/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2005 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing

This directive aims to prevent the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing and overrides Directive 91/308/EEC. It applies to financial and credit...
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