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SLOVAKIA STRENGTHENS EFFORTS TO TACKLE MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FINANCING – BUT WILL NEED TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT



SLOVAKIA may have been facing European Commission legal action over foot-dragging in implementing European Union EU AML/CFT legislation and has been striving to improve its AML/CFT weaknesses, but its general reputation in combating money laundering is solid. The Basel Institute of Governance AML Index 2019 ranked this central European country 109 out of 125 countries assessed, with the highest number being the top performer.…

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION APPROVES MAJOR LITHIUM ION SUBSIDY SCHEME – BENEFITING MINERS, PROCESSERS, MANUFACTURERS AND RECYCLERS



THE APPROVAL of a EUR3.2 billion set of subsidies by seven European Union (EU) member states could generate a major mineral supply and processing chain to manufacture lithium ion batteries within Europe. A decision announced yesterday (December 9) by the EU executive, the European Commission, loosening its usually tight control of national government support for industry, effectively greenlights a major collaborative project designed to strengthen European battery production.…

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EUROPEAN STEEL TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM WORKSHOP COPY



SUSTAINABLE EAF STEEL MAKING

 

Steel-making in Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF) is already a good example of a waste-free circular economy since today more than half of global steel output is being recycled, even if higher-quality materials are still produced from virgin materials and fossil-fuelled processes, said Carl de Maré, president of the European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) at an ESTEP workshop staged in Bergamo, northern Italy.…

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POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS INCREASE GREEN ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND INVESTMENT WORLDWIDE



As national, regional and international legislation nudges the world away from its reliance on fossil fuels, corporations are increasingly sourcing renewable energy through the mechanism of green power purchase agreements (PPAs), whereby companies (and also utilities) act as an off-taker, making commitments for future renewable energy payments.…

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ESTONIAN PLASTICS SECTOR INNOVATES AS IT TARGETS OVERSEAS MARKETS



Estonia, long known for developing its high-tech sector, innovation, and environment-friendly businesses, has seen its plastics sector gaining momentum. It has been expanding export sales, not only to neighbouring Nordic and Baltic countries, but as far east as China.

As regards volumes, regarding primary resins and plastics, 11,807.7 tonnes were produced by Estonian manufacturers this January-August (2019), an increase of 132.8% for the same period in the previous year.…

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BOOMING POLAND STILL FACING THE LEGAL MUSIC FROM EU OVER 4AMLD IMPLEMENTATION DELAYS



 

POLAND maybe eastern Europe’s most reliable economy – with uninterrupted growth since 1992 – but the European Commission has accused it of being a laggard in implementing European Union (EU) anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism legislation (AML/CFT).…

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FIFTH ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING DIRECTIVE AIMS TO PLUG CRITICAL CRYPTO REGULATORY GAPS



 

THE EUROPEAN Union’s (EU) fourth anti-money laundering directive had not even been implemented before Panama Papers revelations on massive tax evasion highlighted critical gaps in the bloc’s regulatory framework, especially regarding cryptocurrencies and prepaid cards. The result was directive (EU) 2018/843 of May 30, 2018 commonly known as the fifth anti-money laundering directive.…

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EASTERN EUROPEAN PAINT AND COATINGS MARKET SHOW SOLID STABILITY AS ECONOMIES GROW STEADILY



FAR from being the zone of volatility of the 1990s, eastern and central Europe’s economies and hence their paint and coatings markets, are enjoying stability and steady growth. In Croatia, for instance, according to market researcher Euromonitor International data, the paint and coating industry posted revenues of USD147 million, USD 2 million more than in 2017.…

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EUROPE IN TWO-SPEED SHIFT TO ELECTRIC CARS



Europe’s transition to electric vehicle ownership is developing at two clear speeds, with richer countries headed for mass market penetration in the early to mid 2020s but poorer countries lagging. 

This is posing a regulatory challenge for manufacturers – EV sales have to increase Europe-wide for carmakers to meet tough European Union (EU) CO2 emissions limits.…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP – REGULATORS BOOST GLOBAL COOPERATION TO FIGHT FRAUD



INTERNATIONAL, regional and national regulators are cooperating more widely as they create strategies and operations to fight fraud that is often conducted on a trans-national basis.

For instance, European Union (EU) police agency Europol has worked with financial intelligence units (FIUs), such as the USA’s FinCEN, and FIU umbrella organisation the Egmont Group to raise concern about business email compromise fraud (BEC).…

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