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Egmont Group Explores How to Combat Terrorist Financing

Jaclyn Jaeger | February 9, 2016

The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units issued its latest Communiqué resulting from its meeting in Monaco last week. Its focus: terrorist financing.

Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) meets regularly to come up with ways to promote the development of FIUs and to cooperate, especially in the areas of information exchange, training, and the sharing of expertise. As of 2015, the Group is currently comprised of 151 member FIUs. Egmont Group said its goal is to provide a forum for FIUs around the world to improve cooperation in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and to foster the implementation of domestic programs in this field.

“The increasing actions of terrorists and terrorist organizations such as ISIL, al-Qaida, and their respective affiliates, as demonstrated by recent terrorist acts in Indonesia, Egypt, France, Lebanon, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Turkey...

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