On 5 July 2016 the Commission has adopted a proposal to further reinforce EU rules on anti-money laundering to counter terrorist financing and increase transparency about who really owns companies and trusts.

The Juncker Commission has made the fight against tax avoidance, money laundering and terrorism financing one of its priorities. The changes proposed will tackle new means of terrorist financing, increase transparency to combat money laundering and help strengthen the fight against tax avoidance. This Commission proposal is the first initiative to implement the Action Plan for strengthening the fight against terrorist financingof February 2016 and is also part of a broader drive to boost tax transparency and tackle tax abuse. This is why we are, in parallel, also presenting a Communication that responds to the recent Panama Papers revelations. 

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Amendment of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive



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