Investigation into NGOs in respect of money laundering and terrorist financing
Question for written answer E-002805-19
to the Commission
Gunnar Beck (ID)
In its answer of 5 September 2019 to my question regarding the examination of NGOs in respect of money laundering and terrorist financing, the Commission wrote that ‘these organisations do not want to give the impression that they are engaged in criminal conduct’.
1. Do NGOs, as potential and also, in specific cases, as proven vehicles through which to launder money, not fall within the scope of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive?
2. Have the Commission or the supervisory authorities carefully inspected NGOs in the past, as is now the case, for example, with casinos?
3. Why does the Commission not examine NGOs?