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GRECO publishes its 5th Evaluation Round Compliance Report on Norway

GRECO recommended that (i) dedicated training on ethics, conflicts of interest and corruption prevention is systematically provided to persons entrusted with top executive functions at the start of their term and on a regular basis throughout their term of office...
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EU Commission publishes Fifth Progress Report on the implementation of the EU Security Union Strategy

The report shows that significant steps have been made in strengthening the protection of critical infrastructures from physical, cyber and hybrid attacks, in fighting terrorism and radicalisation, as well as in the fight against organised crime. Information on travellers has helped...
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European Council agrees its position on an AML Regulation & AMLD6

The new EU AML/CFT rules will be extended to the entire crypto sector, obliging all crypto-asset service providers (CASPs) to conduct due diligence on their customers. This means that they will have to verify facts and information about their...
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EU Council agreed its position on an AML regulation and a new directive (AMLD6)

The Council demands CASPs to apply customer due diligence measures when carrying out transactions amounting to €1000 or more, and adds measures to mitigate risks in relation to transactions with self-hosted wallets...  
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EU Council adopts position on due diligence rules for large companies

The due diligence directive lays down rules on obligations for large companies regarding actual and potential adverse impacts on human rights and the environment, with respect to their own operations, those of their subsidiaries, and those carried out by their business...
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EBA Guidelines on use of remote customer onboarding solutions

These Guidelines set out the steps credit and financial institutions should take to ensure safe and effective remote customer onboarding practices in line with applicable AML/CFT legislation and the EU’s data protection framework...
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GRECO 2nd Interim Compliance Report of 4th Evaluation Round on Germany

GRECO has made public its 4th Evaluation Round 2nd Interim Compliance Report on Germany, which deals with corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. This report was adopted by GRECO at its 91st Plenary Meeting...
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European Court of Justice puts a stop to a publicly accessible UBO-register

The European Court of Justice rendered its judgement on the compatibility of public access to UBO-information with the fundamental right to protection of private life and the right to protection of personal data. This judgement was issued in response to preliminary questions...
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FIAU Malta unveils its strategy to target financial crime

The FIAU is aiming to introduce automation measures to speed up certain processes, including the review of STRs. Its priorities include strengthening its risk monitoring system so that the unit is up-to-date on how business sectors...
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EC public consultation on tackling the role of enablers

As part of the consultation, the EC sought feedback on 3 proposed measures: 1) prohibiting enablers from creating or facilitating tax evasion and aggressive tax planning, and requiring enablers to carry out due diligence checks; 2) the requirements as per the first measure...
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ESAs launch joint Call for Evidence on greenwashing

EBA, EIOPA and ESMA published a Call for Evidence on greenwashing to gather input from stakeholders on how to understand the key features, drivers and risks associated with greenwashing and to collect examples of potential greenwashing practices. Due to the growing demand for sustainability-related products...
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Europol law enforcement report on policing in the metaverse

Europol issues report for law enforcement on policing in the metaverse which aims to help police chiefs, law enforcement agencies and policy makers to begin to grasp this new environment so that they can adapt and prepare for policing in the metaverse...
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