“The FinCEN Files show that too many of the world’s largest banks have still not learned their lesson. They are only too willing to take on dirty money from criminal suspects while pocketing the fees. The ‘defensive reporting’ approach of the banking system simply does not work. We need stricter rules on when suspicious accounts must be shut down and transactions refused, as well as an effective sanctions regime with financial and criminal penalties. Also, corporate impunity of bank executives for failures to comply with anti-money laundering checks must end,” said Jonás Fernandez, S&D spokesperson on economic and monetary affairs reacting to the regulatory implication of the ongoing FinCEN Files revelations.
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In July 2020 the European Parliament adopted a resolution on anti-money laundering, which you can find here. The Socialists and Democrats have requested to add a debate on the FinCEN Files to the plenary debate in October I session.