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Germany: Public prosecutor investigating Wirecard for money laundering

9.7.2020
The public prosecutor's office in Munich, Germany, is now also investigating those responsible for German payment service provider Wirecard and unknown persons for suspected money laundering....

Denmark: 40% of Danes have experience with online banking fraud

9.7.2020
A survey by Epion on behalf of the banking sector organisation Finance Denmark found that 40% of Danes have been victim to- or know someone who has been victim to online banking fraud. This includes...

Romania: NAMR checks lead to discovery of halted investments worth EUR 100mn

9.7.2020
Following a series of checks carried out at the headquarters of the National Agency of Mineral Resources (NAMR) in Romania, a number of inconsistencies have been discovered regarding the non-payment...

Finland: Customs seized nearly 300 shipments of nicotine products in spring 2020

9.7.2020
Including passenger imports, Finnish Customs officials seized almost 300 shipments of snus-like nicotine products in spring 2020, compared to less than 10 shipments in the corresponding period in...

Russia: 226 cases of bribery revealed in Krasnodar region

9.7.2020
According to the Prosecutor's office of the Krasnodar region (South), 226 cases of bribery were detected in the region in the first half of 2020. The average amount of bribes received by officials...

Denmark: Danske Bank to provide banking services to Bornholm Municipality

9.7.2020
Danske Bank secured a four-year deal to provide banking services for Bornholm Municipality with an option to extend the contract an additional two years. The deal includes among other things...

Denmark: Mediacenter Danmark fined DKK 2.2mn for cartel formation

9.7.2020
The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority announced that it is fining the Danish media bureau Mediacenter Danmark for agreeing to divide the market together with MPE Distribution. The Authority...

Ukraine: Ukrtyutyun against seizing tobacco companies' accounts & property

9.7.2020
The Ukrainian Association of Tobacco Producers (Ukrtyutyun) has spoken against seizing accounts and assets of the four largest tobacco companies. On 30 June 2020, the Antimonopoly Committee of...

Brazil/EU: General Court rejects BRF's appeal to resume chicken exports

9.7.2020
The General Court of the European Union has rejected the appeal from Brazilian meat processing firm BRF against the decision to prohibit the company from exporting chicken meat to countries in the...

Denmark: Influencer reported to police for undisclosed advertising

9.7.2020
The Danish Consumer Ombudsman has reported an unnamed influencer with a large following to the police for not properly disclosing social media posts as advertisements. The Ombudsman found 21 stories...

Netherlands: Banks work together on money laundering

8.7.2020
Dutch banks Rabobank, ING, Triodos, ABN Amro and Volksbank have opened a joint company called Transactiemonitoring Nederland (TMNL) to combat money laundering. The company will look for unusual...

Denmark: Procuritas fails to pay compensation to FSN Capital

8.7.2020
A Danish court ordered the Swedish private equity firm Procuritas to pay EUR 87mn (USD 100.35mn) in compensation to the Norwegian private equity firm FSN Capital due to manipulated accounting during...

Netherlands: Hamers to be questioned about money laundering

8.7.2020
The court in The Hague is to question former ING CEO Ralph Hamers about money laundering at the bank. ING paid a fine of EUR 775mn (USD 893.91mn) in the matter in 2018 and agreed to a programme to...

Sweden: SEB reportedly considering to appeal FI fine

8.7.2020
Swedish bank SEB is reportedly considering to appeal the recent fine imposed by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen, FI) for money laundering in the Baltic states. SEB is...

UK: NTS warns of rise in scam calls as lockdown is lifted

8.7.2020
National Trading Standards (NTS) has warned that there could be an increase in scam telephone calls in the UK once Covid-19 lockdown measures are eased and call centres around the world begin to...

Netherlands: Provinces want to withdraw Keolis contract

8.7.2020
The Dutch provinces of Overijssel, Gelderland and Flevoland want to withdraw the public transport contract which was awarded to French firm Keolis due to irregularities in its bid for the work....

Ukraine: Court hearing on fines for tobacco companies postponed to 17 July

8.7.2020
The session of the Economic Court of Kyiv on penalties for tobacco companies for abuse of monopoly position has been postponed to 17 July 2020. The amount of fines for companies that sold products...

Ukraine: Imperial Tobacco challenges AMCU fine in court

8.7.2020
The Imperial Tobacco Production Ukraine company and the Imperial Tobacco Ukraine company, part of the Imperial Tobacco corporation, are challenging the fine of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine...

UK: Cargilfield Prep School fined for health and safety breaches

8.7.2020
Cargilfield Preparatory School, a private school in Edinburgh, has been fined GBP 3,500 (EUR 3,976.98 USD 4,587.17) after admitting that it violated health and safety guidelines between September...

Sweden: Oatly pokes fun at Arla's climate compensation campaign

8.7.2020
Swedish oat drinks manufacturer Oatly has launched an advertisement which pokes fun at Swedish dairy cooperative Arla's campaign Netto noll klimatavtryck. In the campaign, Arla claims to climate...

Hungary: CIB Bank and Raiffeisen Bank get fine from central bank

7.7.2020
CIB Bank and Raiffeisen Bank have received a HUF 9.60mn (EUR 29,545 USD 34,078) and a HUF 20mn fine from the Hungarian central bank MNB respectively due to shortcomings detected considering...

Slovenia: Police unravels tax fraud of EUR 38mn after long investigation

7.7.2020
On 7 July 2020, Ljubljana Police in Slovenia revealed that its long term investigations on tax fraud have been concluded and resulted in discovering fraud of around EUR 38mn (USD 43.83mn). Police...

Romania: Unifarm's former Director accused of bribe and abuse of power

7.7.2020
The former Director General (DG) of the Romanian pharmaceutical firm Unifarm was audited on 7 June 2020 by a select committee at the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) over his alleged...

France: Paris Correctional Court to rule on Mediator case in March 2021

7.7.2020
The Paris Correctional Court will rule on the Mediator health scandal on 29 March 2021. The pharmaceutical group Servier rejected any criminal wrongdoing in the case. Mediator was blamed for hundreds...

Germany: Former Cardsystems manager arrested

7.7.2020
The public prosecutor's office in Munich, Germany, has arrested a former manager of Cardsystems Middle East (Cardsystems), based in Dubai, UAE. Cardsystems, a subsidiary of German payment services...

Russia: Violations in sphere of turnover of drinking and mineral water revealed

7.7.2020
The Prosecutor General's office of the Russian Federation has revealed violations in the sphere of turnover of drinking and mineral water throughout the country. The facts of illegal use of names of...

Russia: 1,783 samples of milk products tested in Kirov region

7.7.2020
The Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing of the Kirov region (Volga) tested 1,783 samples of milk products available in the region in H1 2020....

EU: Chief European Prosecutor Kovesi accuses Malta of hindering her job

5.7.2020
Romanian Laura Kovesi, the latest Chief European Prosecutor by the Council of the European Union (CEU), is accusing Malta of trying to block her running the institution she was elected as the head of...

Estonia: 2% of alcohol consumers drink illegal alcohol: survey

3.7.2020
According to a survey the Estonian Institute of Economic Research (EKI) conducted at the end of 2019, a record-low 2% of alcohol consumers drunk illegal alcohol. In previous years, the share of...

Portugal: Authorities seize more banknotes in 2019

30.6.2020
In 2019 Portuguese Authorities have seized 629 counterfeited banknotes with face value of EUR 10 (USD 11.53) an increase by 320% compared to the previous year and those with face value of EUR 20,...