No Implementation of 5th AMLD: Commission Acts against Cyprus
In October 2020, the Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Cyprus for not having notified any measures for the transposition of the 5th Anti-Money-Laundering Directive (AMLD). The 5th AMLD was adopted in 2018 and further develops the obligations as laid down in the 4th AMLD of 2015, in particular by extending its scope (eucrim 2/2018, 93-94). The 5th AMLD had to be transposed by the EU Member States by 10 January 2020. The Commission now initiated the second step of the infringement procedure. If Cyprus fails to give a satisfactory response within the next two months, the Commission may decide to refer the case to the CJEU.