The European Parliament’s Committee on Economic Affairs (ECON) and its Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) have objected to the proposed Delegated Regulation amending the European Commission's list of high-risk third countries under MLD4, which was adopted by the European Commission in November 2016. Whereas the European Commission's view is that it is obliged to identify high-risk countries exclusively on the grounds listed in Article 9(2), namely AML and CTF deficiencies, the Committees’ view is that the list of criteria in Article 9(2) is non-exhaustive and that predicate offences to money laundering, such as tax crimes, fall under these criteria. The Committees have called on the Commission to submit a new delegated act that takes account of LIBE’s concerns. The EU Council has already confirmed in December last year that it would not object to the amending Delegated Regulation.