TESTIMONIALS

Why Italy is the perfect fit for AMLA?
Find out in the words of those who know.

“Italy is internationally recognised as being a model in the fight against organised crime, money laundering, corruption and terrorism. The great wealth of expertise, professionalism and best practices that our Nation has developed over time makes Rome the most suitable candidate to host AMLA and to enable this new, and strategic, European Authority to work at its best and express its full potential.”

Giorgia Meloni, President of the Council of Ministers

"Italy plays a prominent role in both EU and international fora in promoting initiatives in the field of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, providing impetus to the EU, stimulating international actions and introducing approaches that have become successful globally. Establishing AMLA in Rome would be the best choice and would allow the new Authority to enjoy since the beginning extraordinary synergies, thanks to the well-recognized Italian expertise and best practices in this field."

Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

"The Italian government supports the establishment of the new European Anti-Money Laundering Authority and supports Rome's candidacy as its headquarters. Italy’s anti-money laundering system is globally recognized as one of the most advanced and effective, characterized by close cooperation among national authorities. This long-lasting synergistic approach provides an ideal environment to take the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in EU to the next level."

Giancarlo Giorgetti, Minister of Economy and Finance

"Italy’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing system has proven to be extremely robust in recent years. The assessments done by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirm that our prevention, investigation and enforcement tools are highly effective, thanks in part to the synergies between all the authorities involved.
Should the Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) be established in Rome, it too will be able to draw on these synergies to address global challenges and to step up the fight against financial crime.
The Bank of Italy and the Financial Intelligence Unit for Italy (UIF) look forward to sharing with AMLA their decades-long experience and to actively supporting the new Authority in pursuing its objectives. Combating money laundering and terrorist financing is key to ensuring the integrity of the economic and financial system."

Fabio Panetta, Governor of the Bank of Italy

"Money laundering and terrorist financing are increasingly transnational phenomena that are difficult to detect. They pose new and growing risks, which, if not properly managed, may have severe or even fatal consequences for financial intermediaries. The creation of the new European Anti-Money Laundering Authority is the right response to these challenges. The Bank of Italy is actively involved in the transition to the new European system, including through its Anti-Money Laundering Supervision and Regulation Unit. We intend to be constructive and reliable partners of AMLA in Rome. Our ideas and our people, along with our experience in AML supervision, can make a valuable contribution to the establishment and activity of AMLA. Dialogue and cooperation with other authorities and the market will be essential for building a sound, integrated and effective European system founded on a shared culture."

Bruna Szego, Head of the Bank of Italy’s Anti-Money Laundering Supervision and Regulation Unit

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