The EU should have an autonomous process for judging whether countries are at high-risk of money laundering, say committee MEPs after rejecting for a second time, by 61 votes to 7 with 32 abstentions, a blacklist of countries drawn up by the EU Commission.
The Commission is responsible for producing, under the EU's Anti-Money Laundering Directive, an inventory of countries thought to be at risk of money laundering, tax evasion and terrorism financing. People and legal entities from blacklisted countries face tougher than usual checks when doing business in the EU. 
An earlier list, drawn up last year -- a duplicate of one produced by the international body, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- was rejected as too limited by Parliament. 
The resolution now goes to plenary. If it is supported by more than half of the constituent members of Parliament, the delegated act will be rejected.
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