EU countries have been ‘oblivious’ to money laundering, says Latvian minister28th September, 2018
Have European countries failed to address financial crime up until now? The answer is YES, according to Dana Reizniece-Ozola, finance minister of Latvia.
The minister’s comments, and his stance that time has come to take action and change the status quo, follow a series of scandals over money laundering and financial crime involving the Latvian ABLV, the Danish Danske Bank and the Dutch ING. He believes these cases have “opened a Pandora’s box” and asked banks do to more to prevent such situations.
“The game cannot be won only by one side playing, only by the government playing. The private sector, namely banks themselves have to participate and demonstrate a strong dedication,” Reizniece-Ozola told CNBC.
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