European Union: adoption of the fifth anti-money laundering directive

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On 30 May 2018, Directive (EU) 2018/843 amending Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing, and amending Directives 2009/138/EC and 2013/36/EU (5AMLD) was adopted. This Directive should be transposed into national law by 10 January 2020.