In its latest newsletter the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) informs the reader about a risk assessment in the area of AML en CFT:
Supranational Risk assessment
The European Commission is currently undertaking a “Supranational risk assessment” on money laundering and terrorist financing. A supranational risk assessment is a Commission tool which is required under EU law to understand “risks” and to elaborate policies for the legal sector and other sectors which address the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing.
The Commission has prepared a draft report with preliminary findings on the “level of risk” and “vulnerability” of each sector. The Commission has invited stakeholders to submit information on “mitigating measures” which exists in each sector to address the perceived money laundering threats and vulnerabilities. The CCBE approved a paper in this regard.