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Denmark: Politicians agree on new anti-money laundering strategy

18.9.2018
The Danish government, the Danish People's Party and the Social Democratic Party have reached an agreement on a new anti-money laundering strategy that the Liberal Party describes as "an extremely...

UK: Former USPCA chief executive pleads guilty to fraud

18.9.2018
Stephen Philpott, the former chief executive of animal charity USPCA, has pleaded guilty to defrauding the animal charity between January 2007 and November 2014. Philpott admitted to abusing his...

Germany: Amazon examining bribery claims

18.9.2018
US electronic marketplace Amazon is closely looking into whether its German subsidiary was involved in bribery. There are claims that especially the operations in China and the US are guilty of...

Finland: Number of means of payment frauds down 13.5% in H1 of 2018

18.9.2018
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 402,400 offences were recorded by the police, customs and border guard in Finland in the period from January to June 2018, down 5.9%...

Denmark: S&P's says Danske Bank case could lower credit rating for Denmark

18.9.2018
Standard & Poor's retains AAA rating for the Danish state in a new analysis but warns that Danske Bank's money laundering case could result in lowering the Danish state's credit rating....

Austria: VKI files class action against VW over data manipulation fraud

18.9.2018
The Austrian consumer protection association Verein für Konsumenteninformation (VKI) has filed a class action with 16 regional courts against the German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) in...

Germany: VW investor lawsuit hearing postponed until November

18.9.2018
The court in Braunschweig/Brunswick, Germany, which is handling the billion dollar investor lawsuit against the German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) has postponed the hearing until the end of...

UK: Report claims US drugs firms underpaid tax

18.9.2018
A report from Oxfam found that Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Pfizer, the US pharmaceuticals companies, avoided an estimated GBP 124mn (EUR 139.29mn USD 162mn) a year in taxes a year in the...

France: Exit tax to be replaced by more targeted levy, says Economy Ministry

18.9.2018
According to the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry, the exit tax designed to slow tax exile will be replaced by a more targeted levy refocused on cases of tax optimisation. This...

EAEU: Supplies of dairy products by Ozeretsky Dairy Plant restricted

18.9.2018
Rosselkhoznadzor decided to temporary limit supplies of products by Ozeretsky Dairy Plant (Ecomilk brand, the Moscow region, Russia) to the EAEU countries. According to the department, the another...

Russia: Burger King restaurants chain violates law on advertisement

18.9.2018
A fine worth RUB 100,000 (EUR 1,262.76 USD 1,468.70) to RUB 500,000 may be imposed on Burger King fast food restaurants chain due to violations of Russian legislation regarding the use of swear words...

UK: Fraudsters target UK Insurance

17.9.2018
Consumers have been warned that fraudsters are trading as UK Insurance, the underwriting arm of Direct Line Group. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the fraudsters have created a clone of...

UK: Young people most likely to be duped by ghost brokers

17.9.2018
Young people aged between 17 and 24 are most likely to become a victim of ghost brokers offering fake motor insurance, according to latest figures from the City of London Police's Insurance Fraud...

UK: Most hospitals failing to declare conflicts of interest

17.9.2018
Just one in 20 hospitals are declaring conflicts of interest among senior staff, according to a recent audit. New rules were introduced in 2017 in an attempt to prevent fraud and corruption among NHS...

UK: Serious Fraud Office issuing rising number of Section 2 notices

17.9.2018
A report by Pinsent Masons states that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) issued 1,032 'Section 2' notices in 2017/18, with the number doubling over the past five years. These notices demand big...

Lithuania: Govt unlikely to appeal EC decision in Gazprom probe: Energy Minister

17.9.2018
Lithuania was likely not to appeal against the European Commission's (EC) decision in its probe against Russia's gas corporation, Gazprom, Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas announced. He said an...

Portugal: Railway maintenance firms accused of forming cartel

17.9.2018
Portugal's competition authority AdC has filed legal proceedings against companies Mota-Engil, Fergrupo (Comsa), Neopul (Somague), Somafel (Teixeira Duarte) and Futrifer (Vossloh), for forming a...

Spain: Uralita forced to pay compensation to ex-employee

17.9.2018
The Supreme Court of Catalonia region in Spain has ruled against building materials company Uralita to pay EUR 112,000 (USD 130,265.96) to an ex-employee for the death of his wife, who was exposed to...

Finland: Man suspected of smuggling almost 13,000 kilos of snus

17.9.2018
In Finland, the Customs suspect a Finnish man, resident in Sweden, of smuggling almost 13,000 kilos of snus from Sweden to Finland in the past two years. Another person living in Sweden is suspected...

France: Employees at a slaughterhouse in Pau on trial

17.9.2018
On 17 September 2018, the correctional court in Pau opened the trial for three employees and the director of the slaughterhouse in Mauléon-Licharre and the establishment as a moral person for poor...

France: A mutual association against a health insurance comparison

17.9.2018
On 17 September 2018, Fédération Diversité Proximité Mutualiste (FDPM) took Compassu and Mutuelle-conseil.com, its comparison site, to court in Marseilles. The second mutual force in France (behind...

Estonia: US authorities investigating money laundering at Danske Bank

16.9.2018
The US Justice Department, Treasury Department, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have launched an investigation into transactions at the Estonian branch of Denmark's Danske Bank over...

France: Professionals fear anti-fraud bill could tax sale of used goods

16.9.2018
The anti-fraud bill, to be examined by French Parliament starting on 17 September 2018, includes an article which aims to identify professional vendors who use online platforms to avoid paying taxes....

UK: Government teams up with banks for anti-fraud initiative

16.9.2018
The government aims to tackle a rise in consumer scams by teaming up with top banks for a joint anti-fraud initiative. Last year banks stopped some GBP 1.40bn (EUR 1.57bn USD 1.83bn) of fraud but...

France: Burberry ordered to pay ex-employee for unlawful dismissal

16.9.2018
The Paris Appeals Court has ordered luxury brand Burberry to pay over EUR 166,000 (USD 193,072.76) to a former senior executive for discrimination and unlawful dismissal. The former employee, number...

Estonia: Deutsche Bank warned about Danske Bank's non-resident clients in 2015

14.9.2018
Germany's Deutsche Bank broke off being a correspondent bank for the Estonian branch of Denmark's Danske Bank in September 2015 because of money-laundering concerns over the branch's non-resident...

Denmark: US authorities open investigation into Danske Bank

14.9.2018
Sources to US newspaper Wall Street Journal claim that several US authorities plan to investigate Danish bank Danske Bank and its Estonian branch for the involvement in alleged money-laundering from...

Netherlands: Employers must pay compensation if working hours are reduced

14.9.2018
Employers in the Netherlands that change a full-time employment contract of an employee to a part-time contract must pay compensation to the employee based on the reduction in hours, according to the...

Sweden: Social Democratic Party reported to Competition Authority

13.9.2018
Several Swedes have opted to report the Swedish Social Democratic Party to the Swedish Consumer Council (Konsumentverket) for the party's text message campaign on the day of the 2018 general...

Czech Republic: Taxify subject to court review of unfair competition in Plzen

11.9.2018
Taxi drivers from the Czech town of Plzen have filed a complaint against alternative taxi service Taxify at the regional court. The court has issued a preliminary measure against Taxify, according to...