Quicker freezing and confiscation of criminal assets in the EU

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament.New rules to speed up the freezing and confiscation of criminal assets across the EU were adopted by the Civil Liberties committee on Tuesday. This legislation, already informally agreed between Parliament and Council negotiators on 14 June, should make it quicker and simpler for EU […]

EU Parliament: Follow the fraudulent money and confiscate it

In two parallel actions the European Parliament approved, with stormy majorities, two draft laws; one against money laundering and one more to facilitate the confiscation of fraudulently acquired assets. In the first case, the Economic Affairs and the Justice and Home Affairs committees amended a Commission proposal to list in public registers the ultimate owners […]