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Vatican “significantly stregthens” measures against money laundering and financial crimes
Financial Intelligence Authority presents annual report. "Notable uptake in suspicious transaction reports (STR) from 6 in 2012 to 202 in 2013". In the first quarter of 2014, the AIF has conducted the first routine inspection in situ of the Institute for Works of Religion ( IOR) .
Vatican continues fight against money laundering
The Vatican Financial Information Authority (AIF) releases its first annual report, showing that the "system is consistently improving". The AIF received six suspicious activity reports last year, up from one the previous year. International cooperation is improving. This year, Moneyval recommendations are set to be implemented.
Nepal risks ruin because of Maoist opposition to international financial rules
The ruling party blocks proposed rules on money-laundering and terrorism that are binding on UN member states in order to prevent Maoist leaders from going on trial. The country could be blacklisted, unable to sell government bonds or attract foreign investment.
Pope: new laws for transparency, honesty and accountability in financial matters
Benedict XVI enacts norms by which all institutions connected with the government of the Catholic Church and the State of Vatican City, are inserted, in a spirit of sincere collaboration, within a system of principles and legal instruments that the international community is building to fight illegal activities such as money-laundering and terrorist financing.
Vatican gains European “approval” for anti-money laundering measures
The Moneyval report positive mainly on anti-money laundering measures and calls for strengthening of supervisory measures. Msgr. Balestrero: "For the Holy See, this process is first and foremost a moral rather than a technical commitment." It is “a definitive step to lay the foundations to a structure". " Now it is our wish to fully construct a building that effectively shows the Holy See’s and Vatican City State’s desire to be a reliable partner in the international community "
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Pope calls for “a bridging project by peoples against the wall project of money”
Francis met the participants of the Third World Meeting of Popular Movements. He urged them not to give in to the fear that supports a system in which money rules "with the whip of fear, inequality” as well as “economic, social, cultural and military violence."
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