Cooperation between EPPO and Italian FIU
15 July 2022
2018-Max_Planck_Herr_Wahl_1355_black white_Zuschnitt.jpg Thomas Wahl

On 8 June 2022, the EPPO established the first formal cooperation arrangement with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of a Member State. Claudio Clemente, director of FIU Italy, and Danilo Ceccarelli, Deputy European Chief Prosecutor and European Prosecutor for Italy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of facilitating cooperation between the bodies regarding suspicious financial transactions. The MoU lays down rules on:

  • The exchange of information between the two parties;
  • Analytical support;
  • Suspension of suspicious transactions;
  • Data protection;
  • Mutual training initiatives.

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