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29-01-2019 - Money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU

TAX3 21-02-2019 - 14:53
Public hearing on “Money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU”

On 29th of January, from 14.30 to 17.30, the TAX3 committee will hold a public hearing on “Money laundering cases involving Russian individuals and their effect on the EU”. Two panels combining experts including among others Mr Bill Browder will shed light on the complex cases of money laundering recently discovered. These cases have affected banks and finance corporations across the EU and evidence shows linkages with organized crime, such as demonstrated in the murder of Mr Magnitsky.

Location : Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 1G3, Brussels

    Biographies of the speakers

 Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

      Statement and replies to the written questions

 Joshua Kirschenbaum, senior fellow at German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy

      Statement and replies to the written questions

 Richard Brooks, Journalist at Private Eye and at the Guardian

 Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management

      Presentation

 Günter Schirmer, Head of the secretariat of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, who is in charge of the Magnitsky Report.

      Statement

Background documents

      Joshua Kirschenbaum's article - "A better European Union architecture to fight money laundering
      Joshua Kirschenbaum´s article - "Deripaska, EN+, and Rusal: A Split Decision with Implications for U.S. Sanctions"
      Joshua Kirschenbaum's and David Murray's article: "An Effective Amercan Regime to Counter Illicit Finance"
      Richard Brook's article: "Looting with Putin"
      CoE doc 14661 - Report Committee Legal Affairs and Human Rights on Sergei Magnitsky and Beyond - fighting impunity by targeted sanctions
      CoE doc 2252(2019) - Parliamentary Assembly's Resolution on Sergei Magnitsky and beyond - fighting impunity by targeted sanctions