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Commission Urges Maltese Watchdog to Comply with EU’s AML Rules 
16 January 2019
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On 8 November 2018, the Commission sent a formal opinion to the Maltese anti-money laundering supervisor (Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit − FIAU), in which it calls for compliance with the obligations under the 4th Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive. Read more

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EU Money Laundering
Further Infringement Proceedings for Non-Transposition of 4th AML Directive 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
The Commission is going ahead with infringement proceedings against Member States for not completely implementing the 4th Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive Read more

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EU Money Laundering
New Regulation on Cash Controls 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 12 November 2018, Regulation (EU) 2018/1672 was published in the Official Journal of the EU (O.J. L 284/6). The Regulation introduces new rules for controls on cash entering or leaving the Union. It repeals Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005, which laid down the existing harmonized rules for the control of cash flow at the EU’s external borders and which has applied since 15 June 2007. Read more

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EU Money Laundering
ECA Presents 2017 Annual Report on EU Budget 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 4 October 2018, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) informed the public of its 2017 Annual Report. It forms the basis for the statement of assurance, which the ECA is required to provide to the European Parliament and the Council under Art. 287 TFEU. Read more

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EU Protection of Financial Interests
Germany: Legislative Draft for Implementation of PIF Directive Tabled 
16 January 2019
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl
On 11 October 2018, the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection tabled a ministerial draft for the implementation of the PIF Directive into German law. Read more

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EU Protection of Financial Interests
Fundamental Rights Forum 2018 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
From 25-27 September 2018, FRA hosted its annual Fundamental Rights Forum. The 3-day conference offered a wide range of topics and speakers. Over 600 participants attended. The representatives were from European and national human rights organisations, EU institutions and agencies, national authorities and parliaments, local ... Read more

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Unmanned Aircraft for Border Surveillance Tested 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
At the end of September, Frontex started testing the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to monitor the EU’s external borders. The RPAS carry surveillance equipment, including thermal cameras and radars. The system is being tested for several different operations:Sea surveillance;Support ... Read more

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2-Year Anniversary of New Border Agency 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
At the beginning of October, Frontex marked its two-year anniversary as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. Today, the Agency employs approx. 600 staff members at its headquarters in Warsaw. Furthermore, it deploys around 1500 officers as well as twenty-six ships, six airplanes, four ... Read more

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ETIAS Fundamental Rights Guidance Board 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
FRA is joining the Fundamental Rights Guidance Board of the newly established European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). The Board will review how the processing of ETIAS applications impacts fundamental rights.ETIAS is a central, electronic system by means of which visa-free travellers can ... Read more

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ETIAS Central Unit at Frontex 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 9 October 2018, the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) came into force, providing an electronic travel authorisation system for visitors from countries that are currently not part of the EU but have been granted visa-free access to the EU and Schengen member ... Read more

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Cooperation Agreement on Border Management with Albania Signed 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 5 October 2018, Frontex and Albania signed a cooperation agreement on border management to tackle irregular migration. Under the agreement, Frontex will coordinate operational cooperation between EU Member States and Albania on the management of the EU’s external borders. It will also carry ... Read more

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Statement of Principles for Collaboration with Europol 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 5 October 2018, Frontex and Europol signed a Statement of Principles for Collaboration in order to foster their cooperation in the European area of freedom, security and justice, in particular by expanding the exchange of information between the two agencies. Read more

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Consultative Forum 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 19 October 2018, Eurojust hosted the 13th Consultative Forum of Prosecutors General and Directors of Public Prosecutions of the Member States of the EU. This year’s forum focused on strategies when using the European Investigation Order, developments in the area of e-evidence and ... Read more

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European Judicial Counter-Terrorism Register 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 5 November 2018, seven EU Member States (i.e. France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands) launched an initiative calling for the creation of a European judicial counter-terrorism register at Eurojust. The register shall provide more clarity, security, and speed to investigations ... Read more

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Cooperation Agreement with Albania Signed 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 5 October 2018, Eurojust and Albania signed a cooperation agreement to enhance their operational and strategic judicial cooperation. Under the agreement, Albania will be able to access Eurojust’s information systems and to share personal data and evidence. Furthermore, Albania may appoint a Liaison ... Read more

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Cooperation with UK’s Cyber Defence Alliance Limited 
16 January 2019
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.
On 27 September 2018, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK’s Cyber Defence Alliance Limited (CDA) to address cyber threats affecting the banking and financial sectors. Under the MoU, the parties shall organise joint activities, exchange ... Read more

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