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Turkey’s policy in #Libya threatens EU

Turkey’s policy in #Libya threatens EU

| June 28, 2020

The Turkish intervention into the Libyan conflict caused the negative effect for the region: the balance of power changed and the GNA liberated Tripoli from the LNA forces and recently started a big-scale offensive on Sirte city. On 6 June after negotiations with the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, […]

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How the EU fails on #money-laundering

How the EU fails on #money-laundering

| May 29, 2020

EU member states undoubtedly sighed in relief when the European Commission announced a €1.85 trillion economic recovery package to help the bloc through the coronavirus-induced economic slump in the coming years. As Commission president Ursula von der Leyen rightly argued, the package should be “Europe’s moment” – which makes the fact that this moment of triumph is […]

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European courts stage for #Russia oligarchs’ extraordinary legal battles

European courts stage for #Russia oligarchs’ extraordinary legal battles

| May 18, 2020

In a fresh twist on one of the world’s bitterest—and most expensive—divorces, Russian oil and gas billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov’s estranged wife Tatiana (pictured) is suing her own son Temur, hoping that his private emails to his father will hold the key to a £453 million payout. Not to be outdone, fellow Russian oligarch Sergei Pugachev […]

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Gauging the wider impact of the #Coronavirus on the #NHS

Gauging the wider impact of the #Coronavirus on the #NHS

| May 15, 2020

The coronavirus hit the British health-care system like a wave, and the worst is still on the way according to many experts. It has sent tens of thousands of patients to the hospital wards, overwhelming an overloaded healthcare system which was already showing cracks before the incident. It has also caused thousands of scheduled procedures […]

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We can’t afford tax havens in the age of #Coronavirus

We can’t afford tax havens in the age of #Coronavirus

| March 24, 2020

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak, appointed to the job just over a month ago, announced the most significant set of British policy measures since the Second World War on Friday, 20 March.  The sweeping package—which includes a £30 billion tax holiday for corporations and a government commitment to pay part of citizens’ wages for the first time […]

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Europe poised to take advantage of #LegalTechBoom

Europe poised to take advantage of #LegalTechBoom

| January 13, 2020

If the unprecedented investment levels recorded in 2019 are any indication, legal tech is gearing up for large-scale disruption. Funding for the sector had already comfortably slid past the $1 billion threshold by the end of the third quarter of last year, overtaking the previous year’s total by some margin and notching up a number […]

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Richard Alden: “never be a pioneer, pioneers get arrows in their back”

Richard Alden: “never be a pioneer, pioneers get arrows in their back”

| January 7, 2020

When Richard Alden joined Spanish telecoms firm ONO in 1998 as CFO, the company had no revenues, no EBITDA, and less than 30 employees. In 2000, at the start of his tenure as CEO, ONO still had no customers—but by the time Alden left the company in 2009, ONO had become a large, structured company […]

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