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A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

26-04-2018 - Combat of Money Laundering in the EU banking system

TAX3 18-10-2018 - 09:13
Public Hearing of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) on "Hearing on "Combat of Money Laundering in the EU banking system" of 26 April 2018

After its constituent sitting last 22 March 2018, the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) initiates its activities on 26 April with a public hearing on "Combat of Money Laundering in the EU banking system".

The aim of the hearing is to acquire a more complete and detailed understanding of the risks posed by money laundering in the EU banking sector with a view to improving the supervisory system and reducing these risks.

The hearing will thus be structured in two panels, the first devoted to examining the money laundering risks in the EU banking sector through selected examples of financial institutions which have recently raised concerns of money-laundering, and the second to evaluating the way in which checks and controls should be strengthened at EU and national level to reduce money-laundering risks.

Representatives of European institutions, such as the European Banking Authority, the Single Resolution Board and the Supervisory Board at the European Central Bank, of the US FinCEN, of national financial supervisors and financial intelligence units, and of banks presenting money-laundering concerns, have been invited to take part at the hearing.

Location : József Antall (JAN) 4Q1

    Biographies of the speakers
    Statements from the speakers
    Replies to written questions
    Reply to additional questions from Peters Putnins, Chairman of the Financial and Capital Market Commission
    Reply to additional questions from Marianne Scicluna, Director General, Malta Financial Services Authority
    Reply to additional questions from Piers Haben, Director of Banking Markets Innovation and Consumers at the European Banking Authority
    Briefing on " Money laundering - Recent cases from a EU banking supervisory perspective"
    Verbatim report (transcription)