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MEPs set to discuss Cyprus Confidential report

The Cyprus Confidential reports underlined the island's links with Russia

Tighter anti-money laundering rules in light of the Cyprus Confidential investigation and also the lack of adequate legislative follow-up to Parliament’s inquiry into the use of spyware, are set to be discussed this week during a European Parliament session taking place this week in Strasbourg.

According to the agenda of the Plenary session, MEPs on Wednesday, “in light of the latest revelations on money laundering and evasion of sanctions against Russia in Cyprus”, are set to discuss with the Council and the Commission how to urgently and effectively plug all loopholes in the financial system and accelerate the ongoing negotiations with member states on tighter anti-money laundering rules.

The regional and global implications of the war in Gaza are also on the agenda. During the plenary debate, MEPs will take stock of the latest developments, and discuss the regional and global implications of the renewed hostilities as well as the prospects for peace and security in the Middle East.

MEPs are also set to press the Commission “on the lack of adequate legislative follow-up” to Parliament’s inquiry into the use of Pegasus and other spyware.

On Monday and Tuesday, MEPs will discuss Ukraine and the protection of children in Europe.

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