• 9 May 2018

    During Digital Day 2018, the European Commission held discussions on cooperation between Member States on the digital front. 22 European countries signed a Declaration on the establishment of a European Blockchain Partnership. The European Commission also launched a proposal for a New Deal for Consumers to strengthen EU consumer rights and enforcement, as well as a proposal for a new law to guarantee protection for whistle-blowers who report breaches of EU law.

    Below you can find a summary of these topics.

  • 4 April 2018

    During the European Summit of 22 and 23 March, the European Council discussed jobs, growth and competitiveness, as well as the Paris Agreement and Digital Europe. The European Commission proposes new rules to ensure that all companies - including digital companies - pay fair tax in the EU. In addition, the European Commission also aims to make cross-border payments in euro fairer and cheaper.

    Below you can find a summary of these topics.

Don't become a money mule

  • 29 March 2018

    On March 13th, the European Ministers of Finance met in the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) to discuss a draft directive on transparency requirements for intermediaries, as well as the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions. The European Commission presented measures for further reducing non-performing loans and launched an exploratory consultation to assess the impact of recent amendments to the Basel III framework.

  • 26 March 2018

    Fraudsters are constantly on the hunt for money mules. Money mules act as intermediaries to move money that has been stolen by fraudsters, often to other countries. Fraudsters are increasingly approaching adolescents for this purpose. They contact them through channels that are popular among young people, such as Instagram, with promises of making quick and easy money. The ones who fall into this trap often do not realise they are committing a criminal offence and are putting their safety, as well as the safety of the people around them, on the line.