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EC buttresses anti-money laundering defences


The European Commission (EC) today moved to clamp down on money laundering and terrorist financing, adopting two new proposals that aim to deal with "inadequacies and loopholes" in the current approach.

An impact assessment, published as part of a package of documents released today, said the existing framework did not meet international standards, was interpreted differently across member states and the rules were not "sufficiently robust" in some areas.

The new measures seek to address these s

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