19th October 2016
Ukraine has imposed sanctions against a number of Russian and Crimean companies involved in coal transportation, handling and sales. The corresponding decision is stipulated in the resolution of National Security and Defense Council dated September 16, 2016 and presidential decree No. 467/2016. “The basis for applying sanctions is the actions… Read More
19th October 2016
The Government must use “the full weight of its influence” in order to stamp out corruption, money laundering and tax evasion which is having a disproportionate impact on the world’s poorest countries, MPs have concluded. In a report, by the International Development committee (IDC), it is also claimed that there… Read More
18th October 2016
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has launched a crackdown on corruption in the government, in the wake of allegations against a health adviser. The measures include one that would bar employees convicted of corruption from ever returning to a state job. A leaked tape appeared to show adviser Carlos… Read More
18th October 2016
France told judges at the United Nations’ highest court on Tuesday that they do not have jurisdiction in a case brought by Equatorial Guinea aimed at halting a Paris money-laundering case against the son of the African nation’s president. Alain Pellet, a law professor representing France, told the… Read More
18th October 2016
Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos said Tuesday that endemic poverty is the result of corruption and the way the public resources are allocated. “As far as I am concerned, endemic poverty is first of all the result of corruption, of our way of using and steering public or private resources when… Read More
18th October 2016
The head of Sri Lanka’s anti-corruption body resigned on Monday, government officials said, days after President Maithripala Sirisena implied her agency was favoring the rival party of his prime minister. Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe has headed probes into alleged corruption involving top officials in the former government of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, including… Read More
17th October 2016
The eldest brother of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been appointed to head a government body responsible for investigating the funding of terrorist activities, including illegal money-laundering activities. Ahmed Saeed Hussain Khalil was appointed to the job in a decree issued on Sunday by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, along with… Read More
17th October 2016
The world’s largest emerging markets must double trade between their countries in the next four years and unite to fight terrorist threats that hurt economic prosperity, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. Noting intra-BRICS trade was $250 billion, Modi said: “We should set ourselves a target to double this number… Read More
17th October 2016
Former local government secretary Sir Eric Pickles has pledged that Britain will make tackling corruption, including in the public sector, a top priority as the country forges a new role in the world following Brexit. In a speech to the anti-bribery and corruption forum in London on 13 October, Pickles… Read More
17th October 2016
The European Union will prepare economic sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo unless it holds its delayed presidential and parliamentary elections next year, foreign ministers agreed on Monday. President Joseph Kabila was due to leave office at the end of his mandate in December but authorities have postponed the… Read More