France: EU must target anonymous money transfers to tackle militants

January 27, 2015 2:56 PM

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France: EU must target anonymous money transfers to tackle militants

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union must better monitor anonymous money transfers to crack down on the financing of terrorism and this idea will be part of proposals to be presented to the bloc's leaders next month, France's finance minister said on Tuesday.

EU leaders will meet in Brussels on Feb. 12-13 to discuss the bloc's strategy, just over a month after Islamist gunmen killed 17 people in three attacks in Paris, including on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and on a Jewish store.

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