Europol has issued its first European financial and economic crime threat assessment
Europol has issued its first European financial and economic crime threat assessment, exploring the intertwined and evolving threats of money laundering, corruption, and organised crime in Europe.
The insights are drawn from collaborative intelligence across EU member states and Europol-partnered authorities. The report highlights the role of technological progress in enabling criminal actors and recommends a path forward to undermine their networks.
Executive Director of Europol Catherine De Bolle, said:-
- “In our globalised world, trade, technology and transport bring us closer together and create economic opportunities and prosperity,”
- “However, there is another side to the coin; our interconnected world is misused and abused by criminal actors involved in economic and financial crimes. …
- The ability to launder illicit proceeds on an industrial scale, to move them through a web of criminal financial brokers, and to corrupt the relevant actors, has become indispensable for modern organised crime.”
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