Money laundering and hybrid threats: Has COVID-19 made it all worse?
Will the European Union and its member states be ready to control this risk – even if competition for financial inflows intensifies?
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Money laundering is a permanent threat to the financial system, and the EU has actively worked at developing its prevention mechanisms. The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact may have made money laundering an even bigger problem and enabled its use as part of hybrid threats to financial systems. In addition many countries, including EU member states, are currently struggling and looking for outside money to shore up their economies.
At this event, invited guests discussed the implications of the pandemic on the fight against money laundering. Will the EU and its member states be ready to control this risk – even if competition for financial inflows intensifies?
This event was organised in cooperation with the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
Arnis Šnore, Deputy Director, Community of Interest on Vulnerabilities and Resilience, Hybrid CoE
Head of the Financial Crime Risk (Compliance), Swedbank Latvija
Deputy Director, Community of Interest on Vulnerabilities and Resilience, Hybrid CoE
Head, Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia
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