MEPs again reject as inadequate by 392 votes to 80, with 207 abstentions, a narrow list of countries at risk of money laundering.
Earlier this year, Parliament vetoed a similar list drawn up by the Commission, of countries thought to be at risk of money laundering, financing terrorism or promoting tax evasion. A resolution voted on Wednesday says the EU should have an independent, autonomous process for judging whether countries pose a threat of financial criminality rather than relying on the judgement of an external body. 
The list of third-countries judged by the Commission to have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism regimes are: 
  • Afghanistan, 
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Guyana 
  • Iraq 
  • Lao PDR 
  • Syria 
  • Uganda 
  • Vanuatu 
  • Yemen 
  • Iran 
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) 
The European Commission proposes amending the list by adding Ethiopia and removing Guyana from the list. 

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