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European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) uncovers €18 million of illicit cash flows across Europe in two weeks

The customs authorities discovered at least 64 cases of potential linkages with money laundering for around €3 million, and 20 cases of potential linkages with sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine for around €180,000. In addition, 34 cases of amounts…

GFI examines the nexus between illicit finance and transfer pricing in Uganda

Identifies and discusses the obstacles that hinder the successful implementation of transfer pricing rules in Uganda – a crucial step toward developing targeted solutions.

BCS interviews the FCA about their work in AI and the challenges associated with regulating technically evolving markets

As a regulator we need to understand the benefits and dangers relating to AI, and how to promote healthy competition while also preventing harm…

UN tax body to go ahead after EU, US and UK fail to defeat it

The international community will move forward with plans to establish a UN convention to set global rules on tax and illicit financial flows after a campaign led by the EU, United States and UK failed to kill off the plan…

Crypto regulation outlook: Why have new EU rules not brought us closer to mass adoption?

EU’s MiCA framework anticipates greater transparency, but challenges linger for wider crypto adoption…

FATF amends Rec. 8 – the imperative for an effective risk based approach for the NPO’s

The amendments require countries to periodically identify NPOs falling within the FATF definition and assess the terrorism financing risks they face, focusing on those with a “high risk” of abuse. NPOs play a crucial role globally and contribute to economies and social systems…

TI on ‘EU court ruling on beneficial ownership registers: One year on, need for harmonised approach is clear’

A year after the CJEU decision annulling AMLD5 provisions, journalists and civil society across the EU face restricted access to beneficial ownership information, hindering efforts to expose conflicts of interest and hidden assets…

FATF updates best practices on combating the abuse of NPOs

Rec. 8 does not apply to the entire not-for-profit sector, but only to the sub-set that falls within the FATF definition of an NPO.  Countries should identify organisations that fall within that definition, assess their risks of abuse for terrorist financing…

Project CRAAFT issues Research Briefing on ‘The EU and Counterterrorism financing right diagnosis, wrong patient?’

The paper evaluates four legislative proposals on counter-terrorism financing (CTF) within the EU, questioning their alignment with addressing current threats. It recommends a new diagnosis and suggests improvements for CTF effectiveness…

RUSI conducts independent analysis of the top 10 serious and organised crime threats to the UK in 2023 through a series of commentaries

This project provides independent analysis to mark a major milestone in the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime, the 10-year anniversary of the NCA. The series traces the evolution of serious and organised crime threats since 2013, the ways in which the UK…

SEC announces Enforcement Results for FY2023

Commission filed 784 enforcement actions, obtained orders for nearly $5 billion in financial remedies, and distributed nearly $1 billion to harmed investors

HM Treasury leads on first of its kind global commitment to combat offshore crypto tax evasion

The Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF), spearheaded by the UK, is the OECD’s latest flagship tax transparency standard that will require crypto platforms to start sharing taxpayer information with tax authorities.