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ILZE COLUMN: How Latvia is now a template for rest of world in putting the FIU front and centre in battle against illicit money flows

EXAMPLE: Photo show Freedom monument memorial in Riga, Latvia. The country is now held up as an example of putting a national FIU at the very centre of fighting financial crime.

By Ilze Znotina, AML Intelligence Columnist and former Head of Financial Intelligence Unit, Latvia

WE LIVE in increasingly uncertain times. The world has changed dramatically over recent months and we cannot be sure what tomorrow will bring.

Money laundering is a direct issue of national security: if unaddressed, organized crime directly undermines the legitimacy and authority of the state, threatens the security of the population, and causes significant damage to national security, prosperity, and sustainability.

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