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#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

| October 9, 2019

Operation HYGIEA: Approximatively 200,000 pieces of counterfeit perfumes, toothpastes, cosmetics, 120 tonnes of counterfeit detergents, shampoos, diapers as well as more than 4.2 million of other counterfeit goods (battery cells, footwear, toys, tennis balls, shavers, electronic devices, etc.), 77 million cigarettes and 44 tonnes of counterfeit water pipe tobacco have been seized by the Asian […]

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Muddy waters in #Firtash case give Vienna pause

Muddy waters in #Firtash case give Vienna pause

| August 23, 2019

In the latest twist in an already bizarre saga, one which has roped in Russiagate theorists and pitted a former Austrian minister against US prosecutors, Austria’s caretaker government approved the extradition of Ukrainian oligarch Dimitri Firtash to the United States— just as a Vienna judge ruled to halt Firtash’s extradition. Firtash—who stands accused by a […]

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Quicker freezing and confiscation of #CriminalAssets in the EU

Quicker freezing and confiscation of #CriminalAssets in the EU

| July 12, 2018

New rules to speed up the freezing and confiscation of criminal assets across the EU were adopted by the Civil Liberties committee on Tuesday (10 July). This legislation, already informally agreed between Parliament and Council negotiators on 14 June, should make it quicker and simpler for EU member states to ask each other to freeze […]

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Murky world revealed in #GoldenVisa schemes to pose corruption risk to the EU

Murky world revealed in #GoldenVisa schemes to pose corruption risk to the EU

| March 6, 2018

A series of investigations published on Monday (5 March) by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a renowned investigative reporting organization, show how access to the border-free Schengen area and EU citizenship are sold to foreign investors by European countries with little scrutiny and transparency, writes Letitia Lin. According to the OCCRP’s findings, […]

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#Whistleblower: European Court of Auditors must do more to protect those who report fraud within EU institutions

#Whistleblower: European Court of Auditors must do more to protect those who report fraud within EU institutions

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Klaus-Heiner Lehne, the new President of the European Court of Auditors (ECA), has warned that the European institutions have, to a degree, lost the trust of EU citizens. Speaking at the presentation of the EU auditors’ 2015 annual report to the Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament, he said that, in the months and […]

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#Dalligate: European Court of Justice rejects Commissioner Dailli’s appeal against alleged forced resignation

#Dalligate: European Court of Justice rejects Commissioner Dailli’s appeal against alleged forced resignation

Today (14 April) the European Court of Justice rejected Commissioner John Dalli’s action suggesting that he was forced to resign, with no leave for any further appeal. The Court held that then President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso, merely put two options to Dalli, namely voluntary resignation or resignation formally requested by the President […]

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#OLAF: ‘No dirty deals – OLAF Director-General’s immunity needs to be lifted’, says MEP Inge Gräßle

#OLAF: ‘No dirty deals – OLAF Director-General’s immunity needs to be lifted’, says MEP Inge Gräßle

Inge Gräßle MEP (pictured), Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee and Rapporteur on the OLAF Regulation, has warned the European Commission of ‘dirty deals’ in the case of the OLAF Director-General. “This is about the Belgian prosecution’s right and possibility to look into possible misconduct during the investigation of the Dalli case,” she […]

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