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At its today’s sitting, the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) discusses the problem of the prevention of money laundering as a matter of significant national importance at the initiative of the Legal Affairs Committee.

The opening report will be by Chairman of the Legal Affairs Committee Jaanus Karilaid. “Money laundering is a serious crime and a damaging blow on the reliability of the state. It is necessary to analyse why and how it has become possible in Estonia on such a large scale, and what should be done so that Estonia would not seem attractive to dirty money in the future,” Karilaid said.

Reports will also be delivered by Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute under the International Centre for Defence and Security Kristi Raik, who will speak about international money laundering as a security threat; Chairman of the Management Board of the Financial Supervision Authority Kilvar Kessler, who will focus on the practice of the Financial Supervision Authority in the issues relating to international money laundering, and sworn advocate Maria Mägi-Rohtmets, who will discuss the issues of legal order in the field of financial supervision.

The discussion begins at 10 a.m., and it will be streamed online on the web page of the Riigikogu.

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Kristi Sobak
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