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40 FATF Recommendations Against Money Laundering : Implementation in Switzerland and in the EU

February 2005

In June 2004 the European Commission issued a proposal for its Third Money Laundering Directive, which will be the basis for upcoming negotiations between the EU Council and Parliament. In December 2004 the Finance Ministers of the 25 EU Member States already agreed on a text based on this proposal. Final adoption of this proposed Third Money Laundering Directive (“Proposed Directive”) is planned before the end of 2005. On 12 January 2005, Switzerland opened a consultation procedure aimed at amending its anti-money laundering legislation. Hence, a timely opportunity to review, and compare, both developments.

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