Many European banks are involved in money laundering and tax evasion scandals. However, one institution has already been the focus of several investigations: Deutsche Bank. The involvement in offshore leaks, Panama Papers and the money laundering scandal at Danske Bank has recently even triggered action by the German financial supervisory authority BaFin. Since September, a special representative has been charged with monitoring that Deutsche Bank rectifies its shortcomings in the bank’s internal control mechanisms – an unprecedented occurrence in the German financial sector.
On Monday, February 4 at 6.30 p.m., Stephan Wilken, Deutsche Bank’s Group Anti Money Laundering Officer, will answer the questions of the members of the TAX3 Special Committee in the European Parliament. Jens Fürhoff, responsible for money laundering at the BaFin, will also attend the hearing. The hearing in Brussels will be available live via webstream and subsequently as a recording on the Parliament’s website: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/tax3/home.html
If you have any concrete (!) questions that we should ask the responsible persons at Deutsche Bank or BaFin, please do not hesitate to send them by Wednesday evening to: firstname.lastname@example.org
With Europeen green greetings,