Autor: István László GÁL

Publicat în: Journal Of Eastern European Criminal Law no. 2/2019

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Abstract: The AML regulation is continuously enhancing in the last two and a half decades in Europe. Hungary was the first of the former COMECON member states which enacted antimoney laundering rules in 1994. Regulations have changed several times since that year, but there was no significant practice in the crime. Usually fewer than 5-10 investigations were launched each year with suspicions of money laundering, but something changed in the 2010’s. Today we have 400 investigations in progress with the suspicion of money laundering. Something is happening in Hungary, and the EU is upgrading its regulation permanently. The 6th AML directive is coming soon.

Keywords: money laundering; AML; criminal law; Anti-Money Laundering Directive; MONEYVAL.