MEP delegation to Slovakia concerned by corruption and impunity in the country
Almost seven months after the murder of an investigative journalist in Slovakia, an EU delegation has expressed concern about the state of law in the country. Five EU parliamentarians were briefed on Monday and Tuesday on the state of the murder investigation and what, if any, progress has been made by the Slovak government...
September 20, 2018
Head of Danske Bank steps down following massive money laundering scandal
Danske Bank announced the departure of its CEO on Wednesday following a money laundering scandal in its Estonian subsidiary between 2007 and 2015. While the bank admits it is unable to put a number on the amount of money involved, it said a total of about 200 billion euros flowed through the Estonian unit...
September 19, 2018
Hungary criticised by Council of Europe over treatment of migrants
The Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has sharply criticised the Hungarian police for the ill-treatment of illegal migrants. The CPT report, released on Tuesday, in Strasbourg, cites numerous testimonies of refugees who, they said, were subjected to brutal forced expulsions from Hungary...
The trial of Naser Oric and Sabahudin Muhic, previously acquitted of war crimes against Serb civilians in 1992 in the Bratunac and Srebrenica areas, began in Sarajevo again today. Prosecutor... read more →
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest son has been accused of bribery in the so-called "4,000 case" concerning the telecommunications giant Bezek, according Israeli media. Just hours earlier on Thursday... read more →
Members of the European Parliament widely supported a proposal by the European Commission to exempt visas Kosovan citizens from requiring visas to travel to the bloc, even though the country... read more →
Bosnian journalists on Monday urged the authorities to investigate the violent assault that took place on Sunday night against a Bosnian Serb reporter who covers political demonstrations. Attacked near his... read more →
A German journalist and translator tried in Turkey for "terrorist" activities announced on Monday that the Turkish authorities had lifted her ban on leaving the country, in a decision that... read more →
The well-known Serbian lawyer Dragoslav Ognjanovic, who defended former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic during his trial for war crimes, was killed on Saturday night in Belgrade, according to police. Ognjanovic,... read more →
Investigators in the German state of Saxony have uncovered a Europe-wide network of cybercriminals, leading to arrest of 15 people accused of fraudulent online orders worth more than 18 million... read more →
Spanish national police, coordinating with Europol, have conducted one of the largest anti-drug raids in Europe of recent times, seizing US $ 5.2 million in Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, in... read more →
Some 60 people have been arrested and more than 700 weapons seized in two operations against illegal arms trafficking coordinated by the European police agency (Europol) the police agency reported... read more →
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