• Frances Fitzgerald

Webinar Registration: Anti-Money Laundering: a new Action Plan for Ireland and Europe

Updated: Feb 16

Thursday 25 February, 12.00 GMT


Dear Colleagues and Friends,


I am delighted to invite you to my next online event that will discuss the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, and how legislative action at EU level can build greater resilience for Ireland and Europe. The online event will take place on Thursday 25 February at 12.00 GMT (13.00 CET).


I will chair the discussion, and will be joined by the following panel:


  • Sean Berrigan - European Commission, Director-General of DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

  • Billy Kelleher MEP for Ireland South, Member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee

  • Derville Rowland - Director General Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland

  • John O'Driscoll - Assistant Commissioner Organised & Serious Crime, An Garda Siochana

  • Colin Moreland - Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions for Europe at Citibank



Against the background of several major money laundering scandals across the EU in recent years, the deficiencies of the EU’s anti-money laundering Directive have been exposed. Criminals have been able to exploit the freedoms of the EU’s single market as well as the fragmented legislative landscape in Europe which has ultimately allowed for many cross-border loopholes. In response, the European Commission has launched an Action Plan calling for a comprehensive policy at EU level to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing, with the aim of putting in place a single EU supervisory mechanism.


This event will look at how different policies across various EU Member States can be streamlined along with the development of a single EU supervisor, and how this supervisor should operate. The panel will also discuss how Ireland fares on anti-money laundering rules and what it needs to improve.


Participants can comment and ask questions via a LIVE chat. We kindly ask you to confirm your participation by registering for this webinar via this link.


Regards,


Frances Fitzgerald MEP

James Temple-Smithson, Head of European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland


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