Germany has "massive" money laundering problem says Transparency International
Germany has a “massive problem” with money laundering by criminal organisations in its property sector, according to a report by the German branch of Transparency International.
Billions of euros are washed every year through the German real estate market by serious criminals and corrupt officials from Germany and around the world, the report says. Transparency...
December 12, 2018
Romania's SPD to push through controversial reforms with emergency ordinance
Romania’s governing Social Democratic Party (PSD) has announced plans to push through highly controversial reforms to the country’s criminal code by way of an emergency ordinance, according to Romanian website Hotnews.ro.
A series of controversial articles could be passed through the emergency ordinance, including reducing criminal sentences, reducing the time required for conditional release, abolishing...
December 11, 2018
Balkan drug baron Darko Saric sentenced to 15 years in prison
Darko Saric, who has been described as "the biggest drug baron in the Balkans", has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking.
The Belgrade Supreme Court sentenced Saric to 15 years in prison for smuggling some 5.7 tons of cocaine from Latin America into Europe. Darko Sokovic, who was tried in the...
The investigative website Bellingcat and its Russian partner The Insider have revealed the identity of a second Russian military intelligence officer suspected of launching a failed coup in Montenegro. The... read more →
The Hungarian government announced on Tuesday that it has granted the former Macedonian prime minister asylum and will not comply with Skopje’s request to extradite him to Macedonia to face... read more →
A Judicial Council in Romania has dismissed Justice Minister Tudorel Toader's request to recall the country's acting attorney general, Augustin Lazar, continuing a showdown between the government and the judiciary.... read more →
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sent to trial on Friday for allegedly bribing a businessman to lie about allegations that he procured prostitutes for parties a decade ago.... read more →
The masterminds behind the brutal murder of an investigative journalist in Malta have been identified, local media reported. Investigators believe the suspects had different motives for carrying out the assassination... read more →
Ukrainian authorities have arrested a former politician’s aide in connection with the death of anti-corruption activist Kateryna Gandziuk, Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s office announced on Monday. Igor Pavlovsky, a former assistant... read more →
Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Kateryna Gandziuk, who was seriously injured in an acid attack in July, has died in hospital. This news was confirmed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, after first... read more →
The Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, murdered a year ago, has been posthumously awarded the Transparency International Anti-Corruption Award. Also honored at the event in Copenhagen was the Spanish whistleblower... read more →
The latest developments in the investigation of the murder of Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, Martina Kusnirova, point to Hungary, from where it seems that the weapon used... read more →
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