October 2, 2018 / 6:05 AM / 8 months ago

CORRECTED-Danske Bank whistleblower invited to testify before EU parliament committee

(Changes from chairman to spokesman in first paragraph)

COPENHAGEN, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The whistleblower who helped reveal alleged money laundering at Danske Bank’s Estonian branch has been invited to testify at the European Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance, spokesman for the committee Dane Jeppe Kofod said on Facebook.

The whistleblower was Briton Howard Wilkinson, a former head of Danske Bank’s trading business in the Baltics, Danish newspaper Berlingske reported last week. The invitation is for Nov. 21, Danish news agency Ritzau reported.

Reporting by Teis Jensen; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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