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PV 11/09/2018 - 22
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PV 12/09/2018 - 6.6
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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - Strasbourg
Countering money laundering by criminal law ***I

European Parliament legislative resolution of 12 September 2018 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on countering money laundering by criminal law (COM(2016)0826 – C8-0534/2016 – 2016/0414(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0826),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 83(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8-0534/2016),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the contributions submitted by the Czech Chamber of Deputies, the Czech Senate and the Spanish Parliament on the draft legislative act,

–  having regard to the provisional agreement approved by the responsible committee under Rule 69f(4) of its Rules of Procedure and the undertaking given by the Council representative by letter of 7 June 2018 to approve Parliament’s position, in accordance with Article 294(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and also the opinions of the Committee on Development, the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Committee on Legal Affairs (A8-0405/2017),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 12 September 2018 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2018/… of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating money laundering by criminal law

(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position corresponds to the final legislative act, Directive (EU) 2018/1673.)

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