The European Commission has published a roadmap on its proposal for a Directive on the criminalisation of money laundering. The aim of the proposal is to introduce minimum rules regarding the definition of the criminal money laundering offences and to approximate sanctions, with the aim of bringing the EU legal framework in line with FATF recommendations. The proposed Directive forms part of the Commission's February 2016 action plan to strengthen the fight against terrorism and is intended to complement other initiatives, including the proposed MLD5, which amends MLD4.