The European Union (EU) is poised to add 12 countries to its list of jurisdictions whose lax or inadequate regulation continue to "pose significant threats to the financial system of the Union." According to the Reuters news agency, the EU considers the 12 new countries to be a financial risk because of anti-money laundering and terrorism financing shortfalls in their regulatory systems. The extended list is based on new methodology drawing on data from the EU and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body that sets international anti-money laundering standard...
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