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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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The man who runs the show in #Moldova

The man who runs the show in #Moldova

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the outside, Moldova’s foreign policy appears to be governed by the same dilemma as many other states sandwiched between the superpowers of the European Union and Russia – whether to turn east or west. However, from the inside, politicians and commentators who know the system say the country’s swings from one side to another […]

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EU should seek further reforms before offering membership to #EasternNeighbours

EU should seek further reforms before offering membership to #EasternNeighbours

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Cristina Gherasimov Twitter Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Chatham House (2017) The EU should reiterate firm support for current commitments and for European integration via genuine democratic transformations before promising a path to membership. Agmashenebeli Avenue in Tbilisi is turned into ‘European Street’ in March to celebrate visa-free travel in the […]

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#PDM justice minister welcomes EU support for reforms

#PDM justice minister welcomes EU support for reforms

Moldova’s Justice Minister Vladimir Cebotari (pictured) has welcomed the European Commission’s “steadfast support” for reforms aimed at ensuring his country will fulfil its EU destiny. “Although we have made notable progress on reforms and regaining people’s trust, we know there’s still work to be done and we are committed to implementing the necessary changes to our […]

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Representatives of #Moldova opposition search for justice in Council of Europe

Representatives of #Moldova opposition search for justice in Council of Europe

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Renato Usatii (pictured) may not be a name overly familiar to many in Europe but his worrying plight is symptomatic of the crisis that has descended on Moldova, a country still clinging on to hopes of, one day, joining the EU, writes Martin Banks. Usatii is the leader of a new Moldovan political party called […]

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The case of Renato Usatii as a symbol of a ‘captured state’ in #Moldova

The case of Renato Usatii as a symbol of a ‘captured state’ in #Moldova

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the past six years Moldova has undergone a tragic transition from being hailed as the “success story” of the EU’s much-vaunted Eastern Partnership to what Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe, has branded a “captured state”, writes Colin Stevens. Moldova also face the prospect of being a “failed state”, in the same company […]

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