Interview with MEP Christopher Fjellner on the European gambling sector
In an interview with EU Policy Broadcaster viEUws, MEP Christopher Fjellner (EPP, SE) outlined his position regarding the gambling sector in Europe. According to the MEP the main challenge in the European Union is to convince Member States that they would be better in protecting citizens if harmonised joint gambling legislation was in place. MEP Fjellner advocated a single European licensing system, instead of 28 different regimes in each of the EU Member States. Regarding the 4th AMLD, he stated that money-laundering is a huge problem in gambling in general, although he is less concerned with online gambling as it is easier to track the flow of money online. As for the recently re-launched infringement proceedings against a number of EU Member States, MEP Fjellner believed that some cases might be diverted to the Court of Justice of the EU before the end of the current parliamentary term in May.
Link to Interview with MEP Christopher Fjellner