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EU 2019-24 – Commission President Priorities and Key MEPs

A new EU leadership, which will set the priorities of the future Commission and Parliament until 2024, is taking shape. Commission President-Elect, Ursula von der Leyen, will assume office on 1st November. Her political priorities in a potential post-Brexit EU include: Europe's first ever Climate Law to enshrine its target of being the world's first [...]

By |2019-09-01T11:11:52+00:00September 1st, 2019|Brexit, European Commission, Top News|Comments Off on EU 2019-24 – Commission President Priorities and Key MEPs

Rule of Law – New Commission Communication and Finnish EU Council Presidency Activities

On 17th July, the Commission published a Communication on measures to strengthen the rule of law in Europe. Directed to the future EU leadership, its recommendations - based around 3 pillars - include an annual conference with civil society, a rule of law review cycle and annual report, and a more effective enforcement mechanism [...]

By |2019-09-01T11:08:38+00:00September 1st, 2019|European Commission, Top News|Comments Off on Rule of Law – New Commission Communication and Finnish EU Council Presidency Activities

Anti-Money Laundering – Commission Recommendations for Better Enforcement

The Commission adopted a Communication and four reports on the 24th July that assess the effectiveness of current EU measures to fight money laundering in the EU. The assessment identified divergences in the application of EU legislation and vulnerabilities including anonymous products, identification of beneficial owners and new unregulated products such as virtual assets. [...]

By |2019-09-01T10:58:56+00:00September 1st, 2019|Anti-Money Laundering, European Commission, Top News|Comments Off on Anti-Money Laundering – Commission Recommendations for Better Enforcement