First High-Level Expert Meeting on Money Laundering and Asset Recovery
On 19 and 20 June 2023, Eurojust organised the first high-level expert meeting on money laundering and asset recovery. It was attended by specialised prosecutors from the EU and from countries with liaison prosecutors at Eurojust as well as by representatives of the European Commission, other EU agencies and bodies, the Financial Action Task Force, and the CARIN Network. Representatives from Interpol and other law enforcement agencies also attended, together with experts in cryptocurrencies and representatives of Financial Intelligence Units and the Egmont Group. As a outcome of the meeting, the experts expressed their support for setting up a dedicated Focus Group on Money Laundering and Asset Recovery in order to increase national and cross-border inter-institutional cooperation between the judiciary, law enforcement, and other actors involved in the fight against money laundering and for the recovery of criminal assets.