Purpose: On 24 July 2019, the European Commission adopted a Communication to the European Parliament and the Council towards better implementation of the European Union’s (EU) anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) framework. This Communication was accompanied by four reports. This papers aims to investigate these reports. Design/methodology/approach: Review of EU developments and reports. Findings: The European Commission continues to work on eliminating the vulnerabilities of the current AML and CFT system. As the reports show, there are still many issues regarding the EU’s AML and CFT framework. The reports offer useful insights into weaknesses and failures and provide a good basis for further discussions with relevant stakeholders, for certain amendments to the current rulebook and enforcement as well as for stronger mechanisms regarding supervision and supporting cross-border cooperation. Originality/value: This article discusses important relevant EU developments.

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Keywords Anti-money laundering, EU
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1108/JMLC-09-2019-0073, hdl.handle.net/1765/125849
Journal Journal of Money Laundering Control
Citation
Koster, H. (Harold). (2020). Towards better implementation of the European Union’s anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism framework. Journal of Money Laundering Control. doi:10.1108/JMLC-09-2019-0073