Final Anti-Money Laundering Agency (AMLA) Candidates

Final Anti-Money Laundering Agency (AMLA) Candidates

The European Parliament has announced on January 24th, 2024 a significant event in the process of establishing the European Union’s new Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism Authority (AMLA).

Date and Location: The event is scheduled for Tuesday, 30 January 2024, from 08:30 to 20:00 CET at the European Parliament in Brussels, specifically in the Antall building, room 2Q2.

Event Format: A joint public hearing, organized by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, will feature presentations from nine candidates vying to host AMLA. This format allows each candidate to present their bid and engage in a Q&A session with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and Council representatives.

Significance: This is the first instance where public hearings are included in the process of selecting a host city for a new EU agency. This change follows a European Union Court judgment that granted the Parliament equal decision-making power with the Council in choosing the locations of future agencies.

Participating Cities and Schedule:

  1. Italy (Rome): 9:00-10:00
  2. Austria (Vienna): 10:00-11:00
  3. Lithuania (Vilnius): 11:00-12:00
  4. Latvia (Riga): 13:30-14:30
  5. Germany (Frankfurt): 14:30-15:30
  6. Ireland (Dublin): 15:30-16:30
  7. Spain (Madrid): 17:00-18:00
  8. France (Paris): 18:00-19:00
  9. Belgium (Brussels): 19:00-20:00

Next Steps: After these presentations, the location of AMLA will be determined by a joint vote of the European Parliament and Council. Additionally, Parliament and Council have reached provisional agreements on other measures against money laundering and terrorist financing. These measures are expected to be formally adopted as laws before the EU elections in June 2024.

The event, including the candidacies‘ presentations, can be followed through a livestream and video-on-demand service. This event marks a pivotal moment in the EU’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its institutional framework against financial crimes like money laundering and terrorism financing.

Livestream and Video-on-Demand



EU Court judgment

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