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Document 52021PC0429

Initiative summary:
Criminal activity is often cross-border and profit-driven. Bank account information is crucial for law enforcement investigations and for asset recovery offices to trace, freeze and confiscate criminal assets. The aim of this initiative is to provide law enforcement authorities with access to the system interconnecting Member States’ centralised bank account registries or data retrieval systems in order to speed up cross-border access by law enforcement authorities to bank account information.
EuroVoc thesaurus:
area of freedom, security and justice; organised crime; money laundering; exchange of information; banking; offence; fight against crime; terrorism financing ; cross-border cooperation; information system; account