On 12 November 2018, there was published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ) Directive (EU) 2018/1673 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on combating money laundering by criminal law.

The Directive provides a harmonised list of 22 predicate offences, which include cybercrime, aiding and abetting, inciting and attempting money laundering.

The Directive shall enter into force on 2 December 2018. Member States must transpose the Directive into national law by 3 December 2020 – national compliance will be reported to the European Parliament by the Commission.