- appreciates the agility with which the European Commission is responding to the money laundering problems;
- thinks that, in addition to strengthening the coordination between supervisory authorities and streamlining procedures, operations should also be coordinated with other relevant parties;
- underlines the increasing importance of this problem in relation to third countries;
- finds that it is preferable to move in stages so as to avoid significant disruptions to the stability and functioning of the existing system;
- stresses the importance of internal and external communication on money laundering and financing of terrorism:
- internal communications: improving and protecting information streams between the supervisory bodies concerned;
- external communication: the public in question should be provided with information and made aware of the different ways this kind of crime may be presented, as a means of preventing and preparing for it;
- would like to see a more detailed outline of the new relationships between the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the other EU supervisory authorities, as well as the national and, especially, third-country supervisory authorities.