(P) Is Romania compliant with the EU legislation regarding money laundering? – Romania

A year has passed since Romania should have implemented the EU Directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering and terrorist financing.

Considering that both money laundering and terrorist financing may occur in a transnational context, the necessity of a common legislation at the level of the European Union, to be in line with nowadays difficulties was very clear.

Therefore, the EU Directive 2015/849 regarding the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing has been adopted and subsequently published on the 20th of May 2015.

Despite the fact that all the Member States should have transposed the respective provisions no later than 26th of June 2017, Romania has not yet finalized the necessary procedures in this respect. Currently, only a draft legislation has been prepared.

Given the fact that Romania failed to implement the Directive’s

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