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#blacklivesmatter – Brussels demo descends into white led violence

#blacklivesmatter – Brussels demo descends into white led violence

| June 9, 2020

Mayor Philippe Close announced 150 arrests in #Matongé after pogroms, looting and vandalism, also attacking police took place in shopping streets of #Brussels. He promised that city (tax-payers) will refund damages to shop-owners from tomorrow onwards. #blacklivesmatter It is still unclear how looting of luxury stores can upgrade value of «Black Lives». Videos on social media show […]

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Making sure crime does not pay: Commission reports on implementation of EU rules on seizing criminals’ assets

Making sure crime does not pay: Commission reports on implementation of EU rules on seizing criminals’ assets

| June 4, 2020

The Commission is today reporting on the implementation of EU rules on seizing tools used to commit crimes and revenues from criminal activities. Promoting our European Way of Life Vice President Margaritis Schinas, said: “We need to hit criminals where it hurts the most. Seizing illicit assets is one of the most powerful means to tackle […]

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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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#NATO and EU must toughen up on #Balkan drug gangs

#NATO and EU must toughen up on #Balkan drug gangs

| January 29, 2020

Earlier this month, the Greek capital was rocked when two men were murdered in cold blood at a popular Athens restaurant in front of their wives and children. The victims, Stevan Stamatović and Igor Dedović, were believed to be members of the infamous Montenegrin drug-smuggling Skaljari clan, with the hit allegedly ordered by their rivals, […]

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#Europol – No safe shores for migrant smugglers

#Europol – No safe shores for migrant smugglers

| November 28, 2019

Sharing expertise and knowledge is crucial to combat ruthless criminals risking migrants’ lives for their highly profitable criminal activity. On 25 and 26 November, Europol hosted experts from EU member states, third party countries and international organizations gathered at the annual meeting of Joint Operational Team (JOT) MARE.  The experts focused on modern communication technologies […]

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#Europol – 11 arrested in child abuse network crackdown in Georgia

#Europol – 11 arrested in child abuse network crackdown in Georgia

| September 20, 2019

Law enforcement and judicial authorities from Australia, Georgia and the USA, supported by Europol, dismantled an organized criminal network involved in the production and distribution of child sexual exploitation material. Over the course of the past month, the Georgian Police arrested 11 alleged members of the group including the owners and employees of the photographic […]

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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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