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Recital

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 33 and 114 thereof, Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee [OJ C 246, 28.7.2017, p. 22], After consulting the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure [Position of the European Parliament of 12 September 2018 (not yet published in the Official Journal) and Decision of the Council of 9 October 2018.], Whereas:

(1) The promotion of the harmonious, sustainable and inclusive development of the internal market as an area in which goods, persons, services and capital can freely and safely circulate is one of the priorities of the Union.

(2) The reintroduction of illicit proceeds into the economy and the diversion of mon