On 28 January, AME held its first AML/CTF lunch of 2016

Thank you to all participants of our event.
 
We held a fruitful discussion around the topics: 
The ongoing implementation of the 4th Anti-money Laundering Directive and issues/gaps around AML, Terrorist financing, Fraud, Tax evasion which need to be handled during the 5th AMLD and 2016 Priorities
 
MEP Peter Simon welcomed and opened the AME discussion saying he was pleased with the outcome of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD) but that indeed terror attacks have shown that the context has changed and this should be kept in mind for perhaps a 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. 
 
Mr. Kamil Sasko, Financial Attaché from the Slovak Permanent Representation to the EU, whose country will be taking up the presidency of the EU in July 2016, also highlighted areas where the Slovak Republic felt gaps remained. 
 
We also welcomed back MEP Judith Sargentini, co-rapporteur of the 4th AMLD to our AME meeting, she began to put into context the current situation by giving a timelines of the 4th AMLD and how this will only be in force in 2017 and yet there is talk about a 5th AMLD or additions to the 4th AMLD. 
 
Dr. Ines de Oliveira from RUSI shared with us a presentation, introducing the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS) and placed the context of financial crime and AML policy arising from pressure from the FATF (Financial Action Task Force), the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and other international organisations. 
 
AME January 2016
 
For the full report please email the secretariat

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