February 13, 2019 / 1:23 PM / 5 days ago

Germany in favour of including Saudi Arabia in EU financial blacklist

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany welcomes a decision by the European Union to add Saudi Arabia to a blacklist of nations that pose a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering, a spokesman of the finance ministry said on Wednesday.

The European Commission on Wednesday said it added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria to the blacklist.

Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; editing by Thomas Seythal

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