The European People’s Party (EPP), the conservative grouping which holds the biggest number of seats in the European Parliament, has called for a review of Switzerland’s banking practices and for the country’s possible inclusion in the EU’s list of countries with anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism deficiencies after leaks of Credit Suisse documents.

The documents obtained by a consortium led by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) appear to provide evidence that Credit Suisse accounts had been used by clients involved in torture, drug trafficking, money laundering, corruption and other serious crimes and suggest widespread failures of due diligence by the bank.

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