Security Union: Launch of the Europol Financial and Economic Crime Centre

Tomorrow, Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson and Europol Executive Director Catherine De Bolle will open the Europol Financial and Economic Crime Centre. Commissioner Johansson said: “The centre we are launching today will help step up financial investigations across the EU. Financial and economic crime harms us all and doesn’t stop at national borders. And it’s often a key activity of organised crime groups that we can uncover if we follow the money. With our new centre, we’ll be better equipped to fight economic crime together.” Going after criminal money is a powerful way to map and uncover the activities of organised crime groups, bring criminals to justice, seize their assets and disrupt their business model. The centre will give national authorities operational support in conducting financial investigations, and will help strengthen cooperation with private sector stakeholders such as banks. Commissioner Johansson and Executive Director De Bolle will give a press conference tomorrow at 8:30 CET, which you can follow live here.