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The new European Authority with a supranational role in the field of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT)

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The new Authority will promote a consistent and robust supervisory approach across EU countries, in cooperation with national authorities. It will exercise direct AML/CFT supervisory powers over selected financial intermediaries and indirect supervision over the rest of the financial intermediaries and non-financial entities. With regard to financial intelligence, AMLA will act as Support and Coordination Mechanism of national Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs), notably by promoting joint analyses on cross-border cases and common approaches to core activities.


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A “mature and sophisticated AML/CFT regime” and a “well-developed legal and institutional framework”, according to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation Report

The Italian legal and institutional framework for preventing and combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism is recognised as one of the most advanced and effective worldwide, in the light of its track record in successfully fighting criminal phenomena, and, in particular, money laundering, terrorism and its illicit sources of financing.

Italy plays a prominent role within the EU and international bodies in promoting initiatives in the AML/CFT field, giving impetus to EU and international actions and actively participating in introducing regulations and standards that have proven their effectiveness worldwide.

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The “Follow the money” approach, which was introduced and extensively used by Italian prosecutors to dismantle criminal networks, is now a golden standard, inspiring strategies and investigative actions against the most powerful international criminal organisations around the world.



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Rome and AMLA: a winning partnership for preventing and combating money laundering and terrorism financing

The city of Rome can be the optimal location for AMLA to develop its full potential in the global fight against financial crime, exploiting meaningful synergies with other Italian institutions active in the AML/CFT field, which are also based in the city. In Rome, AMLA will benefit from a considerable pool of specialised and highly qualified resources and will have the opportunity to access internationally recognised training and experience-sharing activities.

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AMLA’s headquarters
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Rome is ready to offer comfortable and technologically advanced premises for AMLA’s headquarters, guaranteeing high standards of work efficiency. Rome is at the forefront of connectivity and cybersecurity. It is equipped with the most modern landline and mobile data transmission networks.

Accessibility: connections to Europe,
Italian cities and city mobility

Rome hosts Italy’s largest airport (Leonardo da Vinci in Fiumicino), with daily connections to European capitals and major cities and close to AMLA’s headquarters. The central railway station (Termini) is integrated into a high-speed rail network that reaches most Italian cities. The district where AMLA will be located is well connected to the rest of the city by public transport and well served by the street network and cycle paths.

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Rome offers: a wide range of accommodation options, including hotels, B&Bs and other facilities; international schools for students of all grades and world-class universities; an excellent public and private healthcare system; job placement opportunities for AMLA staff and family members.

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Rome is a green and dynamic city in the heart of the Mediterranean, as well as a unique international reference point for cinema, culture and the arts, sports and traditional Italian cuisine. Thanks to its dynamism, Rome hosts several concerts and other cultural events throughout the year.


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