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Estonia: Crime investigation of Danske Bank to be expanded

17.1.2020
The Estonian Prosecutor's Office has announced that it will expand its crime investigation of the Estonian branch of Danske Bank. The investigation initially focused on two specific cases featuring...

Denmark: FSA improves anti-money laundering efforts

17.1.2020
The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) still lags behind the best FSAs in Europe when it comes the fight against money laundering. Jesper Berg, head of FSA, says the authority is working on...

Finland: Number of means of payment frauds up nearly 2% in 2019

17.1.2020
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, a total of 447,400 offences against the Criminal Code were recorded by the police, customs and border guard in Finland in 2019, up 1%...

Germany: Lufthansa-Ufo arbitration attempt fails again

17.1.2020
The third attempt to begin an arbitration process in the ongoing collective conflict between German airline Lufthansa and the cabin crew union Ufo has failed. Lufthansa said that it was disappointed...

Russia: 270 series of medications withdrawn from circulation

16.1.2020
According to Russia's healthcare watchdog called Rosdravnadzor, 270 series of pharmaceutical drugs under 178 trademarks were withdrawn from circulation in Russia in 2019. Law enforcement authorities...

Italy: ENI and Saipem are acquitted of international corruption in Algeria

16.1.2020
ENI, the Italian oil and gas group, and its former CEO Paolo Scaroni have been acquitted by the Italian Court of Appeal of international corruption in Algeria. In particular, ENI's controlled Saipem,...

Netherlands: Digital crime is on the up, specialists call for government support

16.1.2020
The local council of Zutphen in the Netherlands and the Dutch hospital Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden have fallen victim to a digital attack. Currency exchange bureau Travelex, the Dutch university of...

Latvia: Danske Bank to divest the remains of its Latvian business

16.1.2020
Reuters reports that Latvia's banking watchdog said on Wednesday that it has approved the planned acquisition of the remaining part of mortgage loans of Danske Bank's Latvian branch by Citadele Bank....

Spain: Liberbank faces class action lawsuit over wage cuts

16.1.2020
The union sections of Liberbank have fulfilled their threat and have filed a class action lawsuit against the bank in response to measures to reduce wages and social benefits applied unilaterally by...

UK: Debenhams settles case with transgender job applicant

16.1.2020
Debenhams has settled a sex discrimination case, although made no admission of liability. It will pay GBP 9,000 (EUR 10,226.51 USD 11,795.59) to Ava Moore, who claims that she failed to secure a job...

UK: Teachers launch legal action over pension changes

16.1.2020
A group legal claim is being issued by law firm Leigh Day on behalf of more than 300 teachers over changes to the Teachers' Pension Scheme. The changes were made in 2015 and meant that teachers close...

Estonia: Swedbank expects lowest possible score in money laundering report

15.1.2020
Olavi Lepp, CEO of Swedbank Estonia, a subsidiary of the Swedish bank Swedbank, says that the Estonian Financial Supervisory Authority (Finantsinspektsioon) will give Swedbank Estonia the lowest...

Russia: 2mn counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes seized in Voronezh

15.1.2020
As many as 2mn counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes have been seized in Voronezh, Central FD. The illegal production line worked in the industrial zone in Leninsky district of the city from autumn 2019....

Russia: Number of complaints about non-rendered medical services down in Moscow

15.1.2020
According to the Moscow City Fund for Compulsory Health Insurance, in 2019 the number of patient requests over misrepresented medical appointments, tests, and other manipulations decreased to 8,900...

Russia: Illegal felling of forest plantations revealed in Irkutsk region

15.1.2020
Illegal logging of unripe forest stands has been detected in the Irkutsk region, Siberia. The amount of damage exceeded RUB 9mn (EUR 117,139.24 USD 135,112.22). A criminal case was opened against...

Russia: Audit Chamber finds violations in exports of raw wood

15.1.2020
The Audit Chamber has found violations in the exports of raw timber from Russia, including ones in customs declaration. All data was transferred to law enforcement agencies. This was announced by...

Netherlands: Online fraud increases in 2019

15.1.2020
The total number of internet scams in the Netherlands increased strongly year-on-year in 2019, according to the Dutch police. The number of cases of fraud with online retail increased by 31%, fraud...

Germany: Taxi Deutschland enforcing ruling against Uber

15.1.2020
The German taxi association Taxi Deutschland is enforcing the December 2019 ruling by the district court of Frankfurt in the case with the US ride sharing and private taxi firm Uber. Taxi Deutschland...

Germany: Verdi will not accept Lufthansa injunction

15.1.2020
The German trade union Verdi has said that it will not accept the injunction against Lufthansa catering staff striking. It is to appeal against the injunction issued by the Frankfurt labour court....

UK: ASA upholds complaint against Friction Free Shaving

15.1.2020
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned the use of the phrase 'friction free' on Friction Free Shaving's website. The shaving subscription brand has changed its name to FFS Shaving...

UK: ASA backs P&G's complaint against Friction Free Shaving's claims

15.1.2020
In a recent ruling by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the advertising watchdog has ordered British women's shaving brand Friction Free Shaving to stop using the phrase 'friction free'...

Italy: ENI is fined EUR 5mn for misleading advertising on ENI Diesel +

15.1.2020
The Italian competition authority AGCM has fined ENI, the Italian oil and gas group, EUR 5mn (USD 5.77mn) on grounds of misleading advertising for ENI Diesel + fuel, with regards to both the...

Romania: CC fines guarding services firms for manipulating tenders

14.1.2020
The Romanian guarding services firms Spartan Paza si Protectie and Safety Security have been fined RON 449,529 (EUR 96,082.68 USD 110,824.90) by the Competition Council (CC) for manipulating in their...

UK: Judge rules London Oil & Gas overvalued asset

14.1.2020
A judge has said a firm that was the biggest recipient of funding from collapsed London Capital & Finance (LCF) had overvalued a balance sheet asset. The ruling was made as part of legal action...

France: Labour court date set for Carlos Ghosn pension suit

14.1.2020
The suit filed by former Chairman and CEO of Renault Carlos Ghosn claiming his EUR 250,000 (USD 288,358.17) top hat pension from the company will be examined by the Boulogne-Billancourt employment...

Belgium: Just over EUR 11mn frozen in accounts of former Nethys bosses

14.1.2020
Just over EUR 11mn (USD 12.69mn) has been frozen in the accounts of three former managers of Stéphane Moreau, Pol Heyse and Bénédicte Bayer of Nethys at the request of the firm's new management. The...

Lithuania: Refusal to investigate homophobic comments violated human rights

14.1.2020
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Lithuania's failure to investigate online harassment against a gay couple. Authorities in Lithuania had refused to investigate hateful comments...

Portugal: GNR seizes illegal clams

13.1.2020
The Portuguese police forces GNR have seized a consignment of 11 tonnes of Japanese clams, with a market value of EUR 110,000 (USD 126,877.59). The products were stored in non licensed warehouses,...

Romania: Transgaz needs legal services as may face CC fine over tenders

13.1.2020
The Romanian state-owned natural gas distributor Transgaz is planning to contract legal services as it is facing a fine of RON 54mn (EUR 11.54mn USD 13.31mn) from the Competition Council (CC) for...

Estonia: Elektrilevi board member arrested on bribery suspicions

16.1.2019
On 15 January 2020, the Estonian Internal Security Service detained Taavo Randna, management board member of the Estonian electricity distribution network operator, Elektrilevi, on suspicion of...