The national Council rejects the Revision of the money laundering act

There were topsy-turvy worlds that clashed on Monday in the national Council of to each other. the SP , the Green and green liberal that campaigned for the Re

The national Council rejects the Revision of the money laundering act

There were topsy-turvy worlds that clashed on Monday in the national Council of to each other. the SP , the Green and green liberal that campaigned for the Revision of the money laundering act, argued that the only way that the financial could be saved space. And they argued, of all things, so that economic organizations for the Revision. The Civil referred to the other criticized the international bodies of the OECD , the Switzerland gave a good testimony in the fight against money laundering.

"Switzerland has an established financial centre, internationally one of the most important ever," said, for example, Ursula Schneider shaker (SP, FR). "And this should remain so." Thus, Switzerland had, however, a clean and transparent financial centre, should meet minimum Standards. The have shown various revelations such as the "Panama Papers".

On the other hand, the FDP, SVP and CVP referred to the fact that Switzerland is already a leader in the fight against money laundering. Switzerland is more advanced than their neighbors, and Vincent, Maitre (CVP, GE). The competent sub-group of the OECD have issued the Switzerland of 2016, an "exemplary report", said the Zurich SVP national councillor Barbara stone man.

lawyers in the crosshairs

it is true that the Financial Action task force (FATF) of the OECD in 2016, has acknowledged that Switzerland has expanded its anti-money laundering strong. But it is also true that she has made recommendations for improvements, which has been adopted by the Federal Council. This applies in particular to lawyers and consultants who work for companies. You are not under today, the anti-money laundering law, so defendant Left. For this, you will be subject to relevant provisions in the criminal code, countered the Bourgeois.

The Federal Council has implemented the recommendations of the OECD to the letter, said of the Valais CVP-Nationalrat Philipp Bregy. "You can do this, but you do not need it." You could also put in a similar, not word-for-word tools, what is Switzerland doing successfully for some time. The Zurich green liberal Judith Bellaïche called on the Council not because of some open questions the whole template to "bury". Switzerland's watching me, "and the goal must be to liberate us out of this suspicious situation." A refusal would be a "wrong Signal", said Federal councillor Ueli Maurer, and warned of a rejection of the law. "I must then back door handles polishing."

But the FDP, SVP and CVP have a majority in Parliament. The law now goes to the Council of States. Also, the FATF will deal again soon with Switzerland. The next report is scheduled for 2021.

Created: 02.03.2020, 21:58 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 23:04

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