Cooperation between EPPO and Italian FIU
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.