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How Will a No-Deal #Brexit Affect the Life Sciences?

How Will a No-Deal #Brexit Affect the Life Sciences?

| October 21, 2019

After repeatedly assuring the nation throughout the referendum campaign that the UK would under no circumstances leave the single market, Boris Johnson is now desperately trying to push through the hard Brexit that voters were told would not happen. Despite being legally obligated to get either a deal or an extension, Johnson is insisting that […]

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Government to take away #AirMoldova for promising it to Topa

Government to take away #AirMoldova for promising it to Topa

| October 17, 2019

The authorities are struggling to take away the Air Moldova company from its owner. The mist is thickening around the Air Moldova company.  Pretty much every day, inspections run at the office of the company, documents are retrieved, staff is being questioned.  All that rocking the boat to extremes, making it incompatible with normal operation […]

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Dodon out for taking the Chisinau airport away from Rothschild for promising to sell it to Russians

Dodon out for taking the Chisinau airport away from Rothschild for promising to sell it to Russians

| October 14, 2019

Bargaining one trouble for another. Whose interests are noticeable in Dodon’s drift to terminate the Chisinau International Airport concession agreement? Termination of the Chisinau International Airport concession agreement has become the bee in the bonnet of the Moldovan President Igor Dodon.  It is he who is the driver of this legally doubtful process.  He has […]

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Online sellers are losing out to overseas competition on #Amazon

Online sellers are losing out to overseas competition on #Amazon

| September 20, 2019

This week, Belgian authorities cracked down on Chinese VAT fraudsters operating out of a Brussels airport. Using false invoices, the scammers were able to avoid paying VAT and then sell their products at a cut rate price online, undercutting their law-abiding competitors, writes Henry St. George This follows the news that, in the UK, MPs […]

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#InsulinFraud unfolds in Moldova – Ukrainian #Farmak company allegedly involved

#InsulinFraud unfolds in Moldova – Ukrainian #Farmak company allegedly involved

| September 11, 2019

In July 2019, the National Anti-corruption Centre in Moldova instituted criminal proceedings in connection with public procurement of Strim insulin. The issue is the products manufactured by Farmak SAP, one of the largest Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies, the Talk Finance reports According to Angela Starinschi, the press secretary of the anti-corruption authority, the centre is conducting […]

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Old ways linger – Can one do business in Europe the #Russia way?

Old ways linger – Can one do business in Europe the #Russia way?

| September 9, 2019

Late in 2018, bad news came in for DIA Group, a Spanish supermarket chain and Europe’s third largest food sector franchiser. As reported by the FT, by December the chairwoman and chief executive had resigned, the head of finance had been fired, the company’s shares fell 80% just over a year, and dividends plummeted. In […]

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#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

#Qatar2022 – Undercover report reveals extent of ongoing exploitation of World Cup workers

| June 27, 2019

The dreadful conditions for workers building the stadiums and infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, now just over two years away, are once again making headlines. This renewed criticism comes on top of recent developments regarding irregularities around Qatar’s original bid to hold the tournament. The detention and questioning of former UEFA president […]

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