The Economic and Legal Effectiveness of the European Union’s Anti-Money Laundering Policy

The Economic and Legal Effectiveness of the European Union’s Anti-Money Laundering Policy

Brigitte Unger, Joras Ferwerda, Melissa van den Broek and Ioana Deleanu

Official government policies against money laundering in the EU have been in place for roughly 25 years, after much concerted effort and a great deal of time and money invested. This volume examines the anti-money laundering policy of the EU Member States in connection to the threat of money laundering they face.

Chapter 4: Implementing international conventions and the Third EU Directive

Brigitte Unger and Melissa van den Broek

Subjects: economics and finance, economic crime and corruption, financial economics and regulation, money and banking, law - academic, corruption and economic crime, european law, finance and banking law


The anti-money laundering policy of EU Member States is a policy that comprises of many international norms, stemming from different international organizations and the European Union. All of these international norms have to be implemented into national legislation. This chapter assesses how EU Member States perform on implementing relevant international conventions and analyses the time delays of EU Member States in implementing the Third EU Directive.

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