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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.

21-11-2018 - Public hearing on “Combatting Money-Laundering in the EU Banking system”

TAX3 11-12-2018 - 17:03
Public hearing on “Combatting Money-Laundering in the EU Banking system”

In light of the recent serious allegations of money laundering involving some EU financial institutions, particularly Danske Bank and ING Groep, the TAX3 Committee has decided to hold a hearing on money laundering in banks on 21 November 2018 with a view to improving the financial supervisory system. This hearing is the second one that held by the TAX3 Committee on this particular matter.

At the first one held on 26 April 2018, supervisory institutions and financial intelligence units of some Members States particularly vulnerable to money-laundering activities in banks (Malta, Estonia, Latvia) participated.

A first part of the hearing of 21 November will be devoted to discussing with Danske Bank, ING Groep, the Swedish Bankers' Association, a whistle blower and an expert, recent serious accusations of money-laundering and how to effectively implement effective anti-money laundering policies internally within banks. The second part of the hearing will consist of an exchange of views with the European Banking Authority and the Commission about seamless cooperation between anti-money laundering and prudential supervisors in the EU and the role of the EBA in anti-money laundering supervision of the financial sector.

Location : Paul-Henri Spaak (5B001)

Howard Wilkinson, whistle-blower on Danske Bank

      Presentation
      Reply to written questions

Stephen M. Kohn, counsel to Mr Wilkinson and expert in whistleblowing

      Presentation
      Reply to written questions

Diederik van Wassenaer, Global Head of Regulatory and International Affairs of ING Bank NV, ING Groep

      Statement
      Reply to written questions

Jesper Nielsen , Interim CEO, Danske Bank

      Statement
      Reply to written questions

Åsa Arffman, Chief Legal Counsel, Swedish Bankers’ Association

      Reply to written questions

Adam Farkas, Executive Director, European Banking Authority (EBA)

      Statement

Martin Merlin, DG FISMA and Alexandra Jour-Schroeder, DG JUST, European Commission

      Joint reply to written questions from DG FISMA and DG JUST