Anti-money laundering: Q & A on the EU list of high-risk third countries


 February 13 2019

Why does the Commission present a new list of high-risk third countries?

As defined under the Fourth and Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directives, the EU has to establish a list of high-risk third countries, to make sure the EU financial system is equipped to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing risks coming from third countries. Therefore the aim is to protect the integrity of the EU financial system from financial flows involving countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing regimes.