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EU remove Iraq from ML blacklist


The European Union has removed Iraq from its list of countries deemed high risk for money laundering, six years after first identifying it as a problematic jurisdiction.

The EU’s ambassador to Iraq, Ville Varjola, met prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad on January 9, saying he was “bringing the good news … that Iraq has been taken off the list of countries at high risk of money laundering by the EU.”