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EPPO and Italian Financial Intelligence Unit strengthen cooperation

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The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Italy and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of facilitating their cooperation related to suspicious financial transactions.

The document lays down the principles on how both parties will exchange information and provide analytical support, on the suspension of suspicious transactions, on data protection and mutual training initiatives. The MoU was signed by Claudio Clemente, director of FIU Italy, and Danilo Ceccarelli, Deputy European Chief Prosecutor and European Prosecutor for Italy.

This is the first agreement entered by the EPPO with the Financial Intelligence Unit of a Member State.