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The Report on the State of Effectiveness and Compliance with the FATF Standards gives a comprehensive overview of the state of global efforts to tackle money laundering, terrorist and proliferation financing. ​

Overall, the report finds that countries have made huge progress in improving technical compliance by establishing and enacting a broad range of laws and regulations to better tackle money laundering, terrorist and proliferation financing. This has created a firm legislative basis for national authorities to ‘follow the money’ that fuels crime and terrorism.>> FATF (2022), Report on the State of Effectiveness Compliance with FATF Standards,...

Digital Services Act: agreement for a transparent and safe online environment

Parliament and Council reached a provisional political agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA). Together with the Digital Markets Act, the DSA will set the standards for a safer and more open digital space for users and a level playing field for companies for years to come.​EU negotiators agree on landmark rules to effectively tackle the spread of illegal content online and protect people's fundamental...

Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) : identifying the priorities in the fight against major crime

One of Europol’s flagship reports, the Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) updates Europe’s law enforcement community and decision-makers on such developments in serious and organised crime and the threats it poses to the EU. ​Informed by its analysis of the prevailing threats, the SOCTA identifies a number of high priority crime areas that the operational response in the EU should focus on.​Facts Serious...

Votre entreprise a un site web ou une page Facebook ?

Quelles sont alors les informations qui doivent alors obligatoirement y figurer ? De nos jours, les entreprises ne peuvent plus se passer d’un site web ou d’une page Facebook pour permettre aux consommateurs, aux fournisseurs ou aux autorités de les retrouver sur la toile. De nombreuses entreprises ne savent cependant pas que leur site doit mentionner une série d’informations obligatoires, même si elles ne...

Accountancy Europe : how to proactively manage Money Laundering risks?

Money laundering (ML) has devastating consequences. It promotes crime and corruption that weaken our economies and damage social wellbeing. Citizens and governments lose over €110 billion to financial crime and 2 to 5% of global GDP is estimated to be laundered every year. It is critical to ensure that the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing (TF) is effective and efficient. This has led Accountancy...

A corrupting influence: the infiltration and undermining of Europe's economy and society by organised crime

The EU SOCTA 2021 is the outcome of a detailed analysis of the threat of serious and organised crime facing the EU, providing information for practitioners, decision-makers and the wider public. As a threat assessment, the SOCTA is a forward-looking document that assesses shifts in the serious and organised crime landscape. The SOCTA 2021 sets out current and anticipated developments across the spectrum of serious and...

Transparency International EU welcomes breakthrough on corporate tax transparency

After years of deadlock, the Portuguese Presidency of the Council managed to secure Member State agreement on so-called public country-by-country reporting (CBCR) by multinationals.[1] This is a significant step towards greater corporate tax transparency that will allow citizens to see for the first time how and where large companies pay their taxes. “We applaud the Portuguese Presidency for achieving this result. The interests of citizens...

How Covid-19-related crime infected Europe during 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a global public health crisis, it has also proven to have a significant and potentially long-lasting impact on the serious and organised crime and terrorism landscape in Europe as well as the ability of Member State law enforcement authorities to counter security threats. Download the report "How COVID-19-related crime infected Europe during 2020" Since the beginning...