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Entries in European Commission (10)

Wednesday
Oct222014

Whistleblower RBS escapes $140 million in new EC fines for Libor cartel 

Royal Bank of Scotland received immunity from a €110 million ($146 million) fine after telling the European Commission’s competition watchdog it had tried to fix Swiss franc interest rates with JP Morgan.

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Wednesday
Jul022014

New EU regime for statutory audits

A new EU-regime for statutory audits came into force on June 16, 2014. Although the new framework applies to all statutory audits, the most significant reforms relate to public interest entities (PIEs) which include listed companies, credit institutions, insurance undertakings and potentially other nationally designated entities (with significant public relevance on account of type, size and number of employees). The primary objective of the reform is to increase the quality of the statutory audit by enhancing audit independence and providing investors with better and more detailed information on key areas of risk and fraud.

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Tuesday
May132014

Why we need anti-corruption provisions in U.S. free-trade agreements 

Over the past two decades, trade and investment agreements between countries have increasingly ventured beyond traditional technical issues to touch upon such matters as labor conditions, environmental safeguards and corruption.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

EC proposes stricter AML rules

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (image courtesy of the EC)The European Commission issued two proposals Tuesday to respond to new threats from money laundering and terrorist financing.

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Monday
Mar102014

European Commission issues draft conflict minerals rule

Image courtesy of Global Witness via YouTubeThe European Commission issued a draft regulation on conflict minerals Wednesday, outlining a voluntary self-certification system that's not limited to central Africa.

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Wednesday
Feb052014

Graft costs EU €120 billion, new study says

A report by the European Commission describes how corruption affects member states and costs their economies around €120 billion a year.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Former Romania PM jailed for corruption

Former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase was sentenced to four years in prison Monday for taking bribes.

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Wednesday
Dec112013

Romania lawmakers vote to exempt themselves from anti-graft laws

The Romanian parliament Tuesday voted to exempt top politicians and lawyers from corruption crimes, the EU Observer reported.

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Thursday
Mar142013

EU cracks down on timber trade

Image courtesy of the European CommissionIllegal logging is a $10 billion business, according to Interpol, and is falling into the clutches of organized crime.

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Wednesday
Dec262012

New book tells the story of global corruption and enforcement

The temptation when writing about corruption is to focus on statistics and policy details instead of people -- both the victims and the heroes.

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