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[Ticker] Romania defies EU on rule of law

Added: 25.04.2019 18:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Romanian senators have backed a law that will let several high level corruption suspects off the hook by shortening the statute of limitations of crimes, in defiance of EU concern on "systemic" abuse of rule of law in the member state, which currently holds the EU presidency. Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila also pledged to "finalise" other controversial changes, despite European Commission warnings Bucharest could face an EU sanctions procedure.

Vietnam leader Nguyen Phu Trong suffering from illness

Added: 25.04.2019 12:04 | 10 views | 0 comments

Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong, the architect of the Southeast Asian country's anti-corruption drive, has been suffering from an unspecified illness, four diplomatic sources have told Reuters.

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DOJ staff seek Goldman guilty plea in 1MDB settlement: FT

Added: 24.04.2019 18:10 | 26 views | 0 comments

A settlement with Goldman Sachs Group Inc over its role in the 1MDB corruption scandal should include a guilty plea at the parent company level, the U.S. Department of Justice has recommended, according to a Financial Times report on Wednesday.


Corruption in Venezuela has created a cocaine superhighway to the US

Added: 24.04.2019 17:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

Cocaine trafficking from Venezuela to the United States is soaring, even as the country collapses. And US and other regional officials say it's Venezuela's own military and political elite who are facilitating the passage of drugs in and out of the country on hundreds of tiny, unmarked planes.


[Ticker] Romania adopts new rules weakening corruption fight

Added: 24.04.2019 15:15 | 2 views | 0 comments

Romania's lawmakers in the parliament's lower house approved on Wednesday amendments to the criminal codes that could shut down several ongoing high-level corruption cases, Reuters reported. Opposition politicians plan to challenge the new rules at the Constitutional Court. The EU commission Bucharest not to adopt the new rules that would create an amnesty for high-ranking officials sentenced for corruption.

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Algeria investigating corruption allegations relating to ex-energy minister: Ennahar TV

Added: 24.04.2019 13:49 | 10 views | 0 comments

Algeria's Supreme Court is investigating cases of alleged corruption relating to former Energy Minister Chakib Khelil, Ennahar TV reported on Wednesday.


Jailed French executive who felt force of US bribery law

Added: 24.04.2019 1:16 | 0 views | 0 comments

The jail ordeal of ex-Alstom executive Frédéric Pierucci is a warning for firms with a history of corruption.

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Brazil court trims Lula sentence, opening door to partial detention

Added: 24.04.2019 0:16 | 15 views | 0 comments

Brazil's jailed former leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, could gain partial freedom within five months following a court decision on Tuesday to reduce his sentence in one of two corruption convictions.


Italy coalition fights over corruption probe as markets fret

Added: 23.04.2019 22:20 | 10 views | 0 comments

Italian coalition feuding intensified on Tuesday, with the ruling parties at loggerheads over a junior minister embroiled in a corruption scandal as markets began pricing in a possible government collapse.


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