Tag: Netherlands

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

#Latvia becomes 19th EU country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

| November 16, 2018

Latvia has signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders that aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease and allow for more personalized treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain-related diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of co-operation between the countries that want to provide secure and authorized cross-border access to national and […]

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#StateAid – Commission endorses prolongation of Dutch support scheme for #MaritimeTransport

#StateAid – Commission endorses prolongation of Dutch support scheme for #MaritimeTransport

| November 9, 2018

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules the prolongation of a scheme supporting the maritime transport sector in the Netherlands. Under the scheme, companies employing seafarers on board wind-propelled commercial cruising vessels can benefit from a reduction in income taxes and social security contributions. The Netherlands has also agreed to extend the […]

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Dutch minister hopes for deal but prepares for hard #Brexit

Dutch minister hopes for deal but prepares for hard #Brexit

| October 17, 2018

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok (pictured) said on Tuesday (16 October) that the Netherlands was hoping for a deal on Britain’s orderly exit from the European Union but he added his country was also preparing for a no-deal scenario, writes Francesco Guarascio in Brussels. “We hope for a negotiated Brexit,” he told reporters at an […]

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Dutch banks too lax on #MoneyLaundering – central bank

Dutch banks too lax on #MoneyLaundering – central bank

| September 28, 2018

Several Dutch banks insufficiently monitor clients and their transactions, enabling the clients to use accounts for money laundering and other criminal activities, the Dutch central bank (DNB) said on this week, writes Bart Meijer. “Too often we see that the bank sector insufficiently acts as a gatekeeper,” the DNB said in a letter to the […]

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#Netherlands – Budget MEPs back €1.2m in job-search aid for 450 redundant workers

#Netherlands – Budget MEPs back €1.2m in job-search aid for 450 redundant workers

| September 28, 2018

Following the dismissal of 1,324 workers in 20 banks in the affected regions, the most disadvantaged among them should receive EU aid worth €1,192,500 to help find new jobs. It is the first time that funds from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) would be made available to workers made redundant in the financial services […]

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European Public Prosecutor’s Office: Netherlands becomes 21st country to join common efforts to protect #EUBudget against fraud

European Public Prosecutor’s Office: Netherlands becomes 21st country to join common efforts to protect #EUBudget against fraud

| August 3, 2018

The European Commission has confirmed the Netherlands as the 21st EU-member state to join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) which will play a key role in fighting crimes against the EU budget such as fraud, corruption, money laundering or serious cross-border VAT fraud above €10 million. It will be operational by the end of 2020 […]

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