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Combating financial crime

Financial crime is not a minor offence. It harms everyone. The German government intends to fight financial crime resolutely and to enforce sanctions effectively.

Money laundering Success for the European financial centre Frankfurt

Germany wins the race to host the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA).

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Money laundering Stepping up the fight against financial crime

We need to take decisive action against financial crime, especially money laundering, and effectively enforce sanctions. To this end, we are implementing the “follow the money” approach with a new strategy. We are initiating fundamental reforms not only of structures and institutions but also of tools and approaches. In particular, this includes bundling key competencies in the new Federal Financial Crime Agency (FFCA; Bundesamt zur Bekämpfung von Finanzkriminalität).

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Money laundering Sanctions Enforcement Act II: making sure sanctions work

The German government’s Sanctions Enforcement Act II (Sanktionsdurchsetzungsgesetz II) reorganises the way Germany enforces sanctions, ensuring that they are implemented even more effectively. It also introduces additional measures to fight money laundering and sends out a strong signal that Germany intends to combat financial crime consistently and resolutely.

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Money laundering #CL_explains: Combating financial crime

People who pay their taxes by the rules expect everyone else to do the same. What measures are we taking to fight money laundering? Why do measures to combat financial crime benefit everyone? We can explain!

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