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Denmark: EUR 500 notes to be banned in 2020

19.9.2019
The ban on using 500-euro notes in Denmark will come into effect from 10 January 2020. According to trade organisation Finans Danmark, the ban will contribute to fighting money laundering and terror...

Netherlands: Damen focuses more on ethical business practices

19.9.2019
Dutch ship building company Damen has presented its new social responsibility report as part of its increased focus on ethical business practices. Damen's compliance officer Jasper van der Meer...

UK: Booking.com still misleading customers, say Which

19.9.2019
Consumer group Which has said Booking.com has continued to mislead customers. Which said the company was still giving customers a false impression about room availability. Which said half of claims...

Latvia: Minister of Justice claims cartel investigation politically motivated

18.9.2019
According to Latvian Minister of Justice Janis Bordans, a large-scale investigation into a construction industry cartel launched recently by Latvian authorities was caused by the need of the same...

UK: Man jailed for theft of university books in Edinburgh

18.9.2019
A man has been jailed for stealing more than GBP 80,000 (EUR 90,902.30 USD 104,849.69) worth of books from the libraries of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of...

France: Investment scams cost EUR 1bn between July 2017 and June 2019

18.9.2019
In France, fraudulent investment scams cost victims EUR 1bn (USD 1.15bn) between July 2017 and June 2019. These scams usually target isolated individuals over 50 who are looking for a better return...

Netherlands: Proof of fraud in Pura Vida case is not sufficient

18.9.2019
The attorney general of the Dutch Supreme Court has stated that the convictions of two suspects in a large tax-fraud case are not sufficiently supported. The attorney general states that the...

UK: Forecourt crime increases by 20.6% in Q2

18.9.2019
A report from the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) shows that forecourts reported an average of 12.3 incidents of crime during the second quarter of 2019, marking an increase of 20.6%. Each site...

UK: Betway offering free wagers in return for Trustpilot reviews

18.9.2019
Betway is offering customers a free bet in return for posting a review on Trustpilot, an online review site. Betway is offering a free GBP 5 (EUR 5.75 USD 6.50) wager. The number of five-star reviews...

UK: ASA uphold Aldi complaint

18.9.2019
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint submitted by Aldi. The German supermarket chain complained about a Tesco press and TV campaign that ran in 2018. Tesco claimed in the...

France: Lafarge Cement's executives face indictment

17.9.2019
In regards to the indictments in June 2017 on an alleged payment of EUR 13mn (USD 14.99mn) to ensure the safe activity of its Syrian sites during the local civil war, the former CEO of Lafarge Cement...

Sweden: Swedbank admits to money laundering issues

17.9.2019
In a press release, the Swedish bank Swedbank stated that it has been, and still is, insufficient in its efforts against money laundering. Swedbank commented that it has not had the resources or...

France: New cost estimation for false social security cards

17.9.2019
While former financial magistrate Charles Prats has estimated fraudulent Social Security registration by foreign-born people at EUR 14bn (USD 16.15bn), a study led by Jean-Marie Vanlerenberghe,...

Russia: Court dismisses claim of Rosmorport against Nakhodka CSP

17.9.2019
The commercial court of the Primorsky region, Far East, has rejected the claim of Rosmorport to terminate the berth lease agreement with Nakhodka Commercial Sea Port (Nakhodka CSP), which is...

Sweden: Commercial Employees Union files lawsuit against Coop

17.9.2019
The Swedish Commercial Employees' Union (Handelsanställdas förbund) has filed a lawsuit against Swedish grocery store chain Coop due to the company's subsidiary, Coop Logistik, having re-introduced...

Spain: Tattoo Wine tackles authenticity and traceability of wines

17.9.2019
Tattoo Wine is being launched onto the market in Spain during September 2019. It is a platform that specialises in wine and that combines e-commerce and blockchain technology to prove that wine is...

Russia: Roscontrol checks cod fillet by four producers

17.9.2019
The experts of Roscontrol consumer products have tested four samples of frozen cod fillet produced by four companies. They have found out that the Kazhdiy Den cod fillet made by Linokor by the order...

Russia: Public Transportation Union files a complaint against BlaBlaCar

16.9.2019
The Public Transportation Union has filed a complaint against BlaBlaCar carpooling service to the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. According...

Russia: Aeroflot suggests developing TACS in country

16.9.2019
Aeroflot has suggested developing the Transnational Anticorruption Compliance Strategy (TACS) in Russia. For this purpose, the plan is to conduct an international standards audit with the...

Netherlands: MOB says Schiphol flights are illegal

16.9.2019
The Dutch environmental organisation MOB has claimed that many flights to and from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are illegal because the airport has been operating without a nature protection permit for...

France: BNP Paribas must pay former Cofinoga workers over 2012 redundancy plan

16.9.2019
A group of five former employees of French consumer loan provider LaSer Cofinoga have each received between EUR 50,000 (USD 57,671.63) and EUR 65,000 in compensation following a ruling made by the...

Russia: Roscontrol tests wieners of seven brands

16.9.2019
The experts from the consumer organization Roscontrol have tested wieners of seven brands. The test showed that the sausages of Klinsky meat plant contained soy protein and starch that were not...

Latvia: 92,000 counterfeit items confiscated in 2018

16.9.2019
According to the customs department of the Latvian State Revenue Service (Valsts ienemumu dienests), a total of 92,000 contraband and counterfeit items were confiscated during 2018. The figure thus...

Latvia: Latvian driving schools involved in EU funding fraud

14.9.2019
According to Latvian media information, the VILLAS D driving school company and the Imperija driving school have lost their licenses after involving themselves with a scheme to secure EU support...

Czech Republic: Investigation into EU fraud involving PM halted

13.9.2019
An investigation into an alleged EU financing fraud involving the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has been halted by Chief Attorney Marin Erazim. Babis is believed to have acquired EUR 2mn (USD...

Russia: Rospotrebnadzor of Tatarstan checks 1,300 samples of milk products

13.9.2019
The Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing of the Republic of Tatarstan (Volga), Rospotrebnadzor, tested more than 1,300 samplef of milk products...

UK: 25 accommodation bookings sites, hotel chains to comply with CMA principles

13.9.2019
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has gained an agreement from 25 major accommodation bookings sites and hotel chains to change how they display information to prevent misleading...

Hungary: K&H Bank gets fine from central bank

12.9.2019
K&H Bank has received a HUF 27.20mn (EUR 83,709.61 USD 96,553.40) fine from the Hungarian central bank MNB due to irregularities detected in its operation, including IT safety, data provision and...

France: Collective proceedings filed against Renault

12.9.2019
Collective proceedings were initiated against Renault on 5 September 2019 in order to obtain compensation for the consumers affected by the diesel engine scandal highlighted by the commission of...

Czech Republic: Customs seize counterfeit Apple accessories in a raid

12.9.2019
Czech customs officers uncovered 4,280 items of counterfeit accessories for Apple's iPhone and iPad in the Czech Republic in the week commencing 9 September 2019. The officers raided ten shops and...