The Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2005

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Press Release
The fight against the financing of terrorism

Date of release : 04-05-2005

Policy area : Justice and Home Affairs Justice and Home Affairs

As part of the transatlantic cooperation between the European Union and the United States of America in the war against terrorism, the Luxembourg Presidency organised an international seminar in Luxembourg on 28 and 29 April 2005, on the subject of the funding of terrorism.

The aim of the workshops was to enable legal, police and administrative experts to exchange views on their experiences and to set out the best methods of identifying people and terrorist groups, how best to carry out investigations and to track terrorist funding. The seminar, chaired on behalf of the European Union by Carlos Zeyen, Prosecutor in charge of Luxembourg's Financial Intelligence Unit, and Nicolas Mackel from the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the European Union, was held in the presence of the Minister of Justice, Luc Frieden, and the United States Ambassador, Peter Terpeluk Jr. During his opening remarks, the Minister of Justice underlined the importance of continued dialogue and effective legal cooperation with the United States with regard to the funding of terrorism. The seminar gathered representatives from the Member States of the European Union, from the United States of America, the EU Commission, the General Secretariat of the Council, Europol and Eurojust.

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