This Occasional Paper examines the effectiveness of the current anti-money laundering model, with particular reference to the financial services sector, and makes relevant recommendations to enhance the model's future effectiveness.
Old disputes between Sofia and Skopje have been put aside, as Bulgaria prepares to take over the Presidency of the EU in January 2018. However, old rivalries between the two countries, and Macedonia's name war with Greece, might scupper Skopje's wish to join the EU and NATO.
NATO held a Resilience conference in Norfolk, Virginia at the beginning of May. Discussions explored the future of civil–military cooperation on resilience and illustrated that NATO might still have a long way to go.
Leaks of the discussion at a dinner between Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junker have provided London with an early warning of the challenges which lie ahead after the 8 June election.
After the surprising results of the so-called ‘Brexit election’, which left the Conservative party short of a majority in Parliament, polling suggests that the British public has an increasing interest in UK foreign policy, although it feels uninformed and is increasingly divided on foreign policy issues.