Article: View: Is Brussels taking dirty money seriously?

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View: Is Brussels taking dirty money seriously?

Andreas Dehio and Dr Kerstin Wilhelm, 22 July 2021

Preventing and combating money laundering and terrorist financing has been on the EU’s agenda for more than 30 years. The legal and regulatory framework has been strengthened steadily. But now the European Commission has taken an ambitious step towards beating financial crime by overhauling the current EU anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing rules.

The legislative proposals that were presented on 20 July will allow the EU to close any loopholes in the current rules where member states apply them differently, and bolster enforcement of the existing framework. Continue reading “Article: View: Is Brussels taking dirty money seriously?”

Subject: Bill de Blasio

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Bill de Blasio aka Warren Wilhelm Jr.  is an American politician who has served as the 109th mayor of New York City since 2014. A member of the Democratic Party, he was New York City’s public advocate from 2010 to 2013. Born in Manhattan and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, de Blasio graduated from New York University and Columbia University before a brief stint as a campaign manager for Charles Rangel and Hillary Clinton. He started his career as an elected official on the New York City Council, representing the 39th district in Brooklyn from 2002 to 2009. After serving one term as public advocate, he was elected mayor of New York City in 2013 and reelected in 2017.