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IN PHOTOS: Madrid AML/CFT Conference 2023

June 30th, 2023

The conference took place in Madrid and focused on ‘Perspectives, strengths, and challenges’ in the fight against money laundering and counter financing of terrorism.

The event was organised by economic and civil institutions to analyse and discuss in depth the current challenges faced by the EU in this area, as well as the best public and private practices.

The main organizations of this event were: the Spanish Banking Association (AEB), the Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks (CECA), the National Union of Credit Cooperatives (UNACC), the Spanish Union of Insurance and Reinsurance Entities (UNESPA), the Association of Registrars of Property, Mercantile and Movable Property of Spain, the General Council of Notaries and the Madrid Futuro Association, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, the Community of Madrid and Madrid City Council.

First Vice-President of the Government of Spain and Minister for the Economy and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño gave the opening speech.

In her speech, she emphasized the importance of working together between the public and private sectors in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.

In addition, she stressed the importance of developing a supranational agency, saying, “It’s an important step for Spain and we fully support this new initiative.”

“Everything in our power will be done to reach an agreement on the anti-money laundering package,” she said.

The event also featured two round tables. The first Future Perspectives on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Europe was moderated by Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at Bruegel and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

The meeting concluded with an institutional closing speech by the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martinez-Almeida who pointed out that “Madrid and Spain have a recognized strength and, undoubtedly, it is in perfect conditions to be a reference for the rest of the countries.”

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