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Freedom of thought 11-09-2018

The Sargentini Report: A Christian dilemma

More than ever, Europe’s democratic values are under threat and the political developments in Hungary perfectly illustrate that. Hence the importance of this week's vote on Hungary in the European Parliament, writes Giulio Ercolessi.
Elections 06-09-2018

Hesitant MEPs advised to ‘go for a coffee’ during Hungary vote

Next week's vote in the European Parliament on whether to trigger punitive Article 7 against Hungary will be a moment of truth for the EPP political group, whose behaviour will largely determine its outcome, an influential MEP said on Thursday (6 September).
Economy & Jobs 15-12-2017

EU agrees clampdown on bitcoin platforms to tackle money laundering

European Union states and legislators agreed on Friday (15 December) on stricter rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing on exchange platforms for bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the EU said in a statement.
Development Policy 17-12-2014

Drive for EU public registers of company owners falls short

EU governments have agreed to create centralised registers of company owners, but stopped short of making them public or applicable to all kinds of trusts, after ambassadors struck a compromise deal with the European Parliament late last night (17 December).
Euro & Finance 25-11-2014

Luxleaks ups momentum for EU public register of company owners

The Luxleaks tax scandal has upped pressure on national governments to back an EU-wide public register of company owners and trusts, as part of a revised Anti-Money Laundering Directive, the lead MEP on the bill has said.
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Data protection 12-03-2014

MEPs back anti-money laundering rules

The European Parliament adopted yesterday on Tuesday an overhaul of EU anti-money laundering rules which includes the introduction of publicly accessible registers for companies and trust owners. MEPs debated on tougher rules to tackle money laundering, requiring companies to provide more accurate information about real owners. The new plan hopes to ensure more transparency and a better overview of financial transactions, making it harder to set up fake companies and transfer dirty money from one account to another.
Development Policy 12-03-2014

Parliament backs public registers of companies’ owners

The European Parliament adopted yesterday (11 March) an overhaul of EU anti-money laundering rules which includes the introduction of publicly accessible registers for companies and trust owners.