On 23 June, the Times of Malta reported that it understood that FATF had voted to add Malta (and Romania) to its grey list – although no official statement is due until 25 June. It is said that if the votes are confirmed, Malta and Romania will be the first 2 EU countries to be added to the list. The list already includes 19 other countries ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe, strife-torn countries such as Syria, Yemen and Myanmar as well as tax havens such as Panama and the Cayman Islands.
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