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INSIGHT: All EU police agencies – not just FIUs – to be given full access to new central registry of European bank accounts

Sweden?s Minister of Justice Gunnar Strommer waits for arrivals to the second day of the first informal ministerial meeting during the Swedish EU Presidency, in Stockholm, Sweden, January 27, 2023. Jessica Gow / TT News Agency/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN.

By STEPHEN RAE for AML Intelligence THE COUNCIL of Europe and the European Parliament have given the green light to a central register of all the bloc’s bank accounts – accessible to all police agencies. All EU banks will now have to share their customers’ details in a harmonised format to inclusion in the central…

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