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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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EU supports Central America in fight against #OrganizedCrime

EU supports Central America in fight against #OrganizedCrime

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commission has announced €20 million to improve co-operation on criminal investigations and the prosecution of cases of transnational crime and drug trafficking across Central America. The regional programme – known as ICRIME – aims to strengthen efforts to fight against cross-border organized crime and will support El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, Costa […]

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From #Panama to #ParadisePapers – EU eyes blacklist

From #Panama to #ParadisePapers – EU eyes blacklist

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Union countries had already been looking to agree a blacklist of tax havens after last year’s Panama Papers revelations on offshore wealth, but the latest set of leaks pointing to potential cases of tax avoidance on a mass scale is adding urgency to that drive. EU finance ministers have brought forward to today (7 November) […]

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#Panama attorney Ismael Gerli Champsaur indicted for forgery, but his victims are still in jail

#Panama attorney Ismael Gerli Champsaur indicted for forgery, but his victims are still in jail

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

In October 2016, the Panamanian Prosecution Office of District N15 officially indicted Ismael Gerli Champsaur (pictured), a Panamanian attorney and partner of law firm Gerli&Co, with forgery of public documents. At first glance, this indictment does not seem to be importance, save possibly for the local news. However, the stakes are significantly higher: a whole […]

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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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#Panama papers: Investigative journalists discuss their work in Parliament

#Panama papers: Investigative journalists discuss their work in Parliament

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hearing  The hearing starts on Tuesday morning, 27 September, at 9.00 CET. The journalists discussing their work with MEPs include Frederik Obermaier, from the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Germany; and Kristof Clerix from Belgium’s Knack magazine. Watch it live online and check out  the full programme. Following the hearing, the committee’s working program will be presented […]

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#PanamaPapers: EPP Group welcomes law proposal to increase tax transparency

#PanamaPapers: EPP Group welcomes law proposal to increase tax transparency

EPP Group wants strong parliamentary investigation into Panama Papers. “Country-by-country reporting alone does not fix the problem.” The EPP Group has welcomed today’s law proposal by the European Commission to have multi-national companies report on their taxes, profits and employees on a country-by-country basis. “We want companies to pay taxes where the value is created. […]

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