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Offshore Leaks 04.04.2013

A huge database with information about offshore companies was exposed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Most likely, the gift is partially the deed of anonymous hackers: a publication in the Guardian notes that over “two million messages and other documents have been intercepted.” Deutsche Welle cites the incredible number of 120 000 companies which made the...

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European Drug Markets Report 06.02.2013

The EU drug markets report is the first comprehensive overview of illicit drug markets in the European Union. It covers issues such as production, consumer markets, trafficking, organized crime and policy responses, along with a review of the markets for heroin, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and new psychoactive substances. It concludes with concrete action points f...

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European Prosecutor? 24.10.2012

Giovanni Kessler, Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), launched the idea of an European prosecutor to operate in all member states. These statements were made during official visits in Bulgaria and Lithuania in September. The European parliament Special Committee on Organised crime, corruption and money laundering further clarified the concept in its press-release from Octobe...

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Greece: Large-scale Anti-corruption Investigation 26.09.2012

On September 20, 2012 in a written reply to parliament, the Greek Minister of Finance Yannis Stournaras announced  major investigation on corruption among the political elite. Among the thirty two persons being scrutinized by the local tax inspection (S.D.O.E) is the Chairman of the parliament Evangelos Meimarakis. Following a meeting with Attorney General Janis Tentes, Meimarakis, member of ...

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