Ministers clear way on money laundering laws

EUROPE - European Union finance ministers on Tuesday 16 October cleared the way for a long-sought agreement on tougher money-laundering laws that could be used to fight terrorism.

After ministers agreed a compromise text governing the professional secrecy of lawyers and their clients, it was "highly probable" that the relevant parliamentary committee would approve the measure on Wednesday, said Klaus-Heiner Lehne, the German Christian Democrat MEP who steered the legislation through the Europe

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