When will Europe crack down on those aiding and abetting financial crimes?
The divorce proceedings between Russian oligarch Oleg Leonidovich Burlakov and his wife were already dramatic enough, with reports that the tycoon was trying to deprive his wife of her assets by reregistering his ultra-luxurious yacht the Black Pearl under the name of one of his relatives. Now Burlakov’s divorce proceedings have sparked a bitter...
August 4, 2020
Poland backs down from treaty on violence against women
The government of Poland was planning to withdraw from a 2015 European pact aimed at preventing abuse against women as some of its elements were deemed to be “harmful.”
A report by Al Jazeera over the weekend said that Poland’s Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro will submit on Monday a request to the Ministry of Family,...
July 26, 2020
Pope's ex-envoy faces sexual assault trial
A former ambassador from the Vatican was set to face trial on charges of sexual assault
Following a pledge made last month, Twitter has started displaying fact-checking labels on tweets linking 5G mobile technology to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Clicking these labels leads users to a... read more →
The Russian government has passed into law a new measure that was aimed at cracking down on false information about the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Russian lawmakers quickly passed on third... read more →
Albania and Northern Macedonia have “stepped up their work and delivered further tangible and sustainable results in the key areas,” the European Union’s Commissioner for Enlargement said in relation to... read more →
A centre-right anti-corruption party swept to victory unexpectedly in Slovakia’s first legislative elections since the murder of an investigative journalist shed light on the shady connections between the government and... read more →
France on Thursday saw the record of criminal cases drop markedly, with the decline owed to the government’s lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak. Latest figures released by the Ministry of... read more →
German authorities arrested on Saturday dozens of protesters for flouting the government’s coronavirus measures. About 1,000 activists comprised of far-left and right-wing groups gathered in Berlin for the rally. Some... read more →
Italy over the weekend ordered the release of several mafia leaders from jail under the government’s new coronavirus regulation. A report by CNN quoting Italy’s anti-mafia prosecutor Federico Cafiero de... read more →
Switzerland has lodged in April a high number of cybercriminals who were taking advantage of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) situation. A report by The Middle East North Africa Financial Network... read more →
Spanish police have made 89 arrests as part of an investigation into a smuggling operation that transported migrants and hashish from North Africa to Spain. The network allegedly used speedboats... read more →
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