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Germany: Former head of Wirecard must stay in prison

26.2.2021
The higher regional court in Munich, Germany, has decided that Markus Braun, the former head of insolvent German payment services provider Wirecard, must stay in prison. Braun's defence team had put...

France: MiFID automates credential compliance checks

26.2.2021
Mutuelle d'Ivry-la-Fraternelle (MiFID) has adopted Ariadnext's IDCheck.io solution to optimise the verification of the identity of its customers, a necessary process among other things in the fight...

Lithuania: Fertility clinic suspected of major tax evasion

25.2.2021
The Lithuanian fertility clinic, Vaisingumo Klinika, is suspected of major tax evasion, BNS reports. Dalia Pociene, chief prosecutor at the Klaipeda Regional Prosecutor's Office, said the company was...

Denmark: Fishing magnate indicted on charges of fraud

25.2.2021
Danish fishing magnate Henning Kjeldsen has been indicted on charges of using "strawmen" company directors to obtain more than his permitted allowance of fishing quotas. The court in Holstebro is...

Sweden: Swedbank board rebuffs lawsuit offer against former board members

25.2.2021
The board of Swedish bank Swedbank has rebuffed an offer from the Swedish Shareholders' Association (Aktiespararna) to file a lawsuit against former Swedbank executives and board members due to the...

France: Plan to combat social fraud in France

25.2.2021
Each year, social fraud costs the government several billion euros (the amount is different according to estimates: between EUR 5bn (USD 6.06bn) and EUR 6.5bn for social contributions and EUR 20bn...

Sweden: EBM did not find criminal activity in Ola Serneke's forum posts

25.2.2021
The Swedish Economic Crime Authority (Ekobrottsmyndigheten, EBM) announced that it will close its investigation of Ola Serneke, former CEO of the construction and engineering company Serneke. The...

Sweden: Swedbank will not sue former executives for damages

25.2.2021
The lawyer Carl Svernlöv has advised Swedbank's board of directors to not sue its former CEO's Birgitte Bonnesen and Michael Wolf as well as its former board members for damages. The lawsuit would...

Italy: Prosecutor's Office of Milan warns food-delivery riders must be hired

25.2.2021
The Public Prosecutor's Office of Milan, through its Chief Prosecutor Francesco Greco, has warned that food delivery riders must no longer be treated like slaves and must be hired by the companies,...

Belgium: Nethys spends EUR 127.5mn on independent consultants

24.2.2021
According to UK-headquartered professional services network Deloitte, Belgian telecommunications and electricity firm Nethys employed 214 independent auditors, accountants, consultants and IT or...

UK: Report accuses Revera of avoiding tax

24.2.2021
A report by the Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research accuses Revera, a Canadian care home operator, of using aggressive tax avoidance to extract profits out of its 56...

Norway: Norway Post files lawsuit against truck cartel companies

24.2.2021
Norwegian postal services company Norway Post (Posten Norge) is the first company in Norway to file a lawsuit against the five truck manufacturers which had formed a cartel in 1997-2011. The claim...

Ukraine: Court allows appeal of BAT on AMCU's decision

24.2.2021
Northern commercial court of appeal has allowed the appeal filed by B.A.T. - Priluki (British American Tobacco, BAT) on AMCU's (Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine) decision on penalty imposture. The...

Finland: Police investigating Wiseling's activities

24.2.2021
Helsinki Police in Finland are investigating the activities of investment services provider Wiseling. According to the police, the company has no links to Finland, and there are presumably no Finnish...

Russia: Work of Altayskiy Molochnik may be suspended due to violations

24.2.2021
The inspection conducted by the Rosselkhoznadzor of the Altai region (Siberia) has revealed violations in the work of the Altayskiy Molochnik enterprise. The specified manufacturer is accused of...

France: Court sentences defendants in Hermès counterfeit case

24.2.2021
A Paris court has sentenced 23 people and three companies for their involvement in a counterfeit network of Hermès Birkin bags between 2008 and 2012. The defendants have been ordered to pay a total...

Russia: Rospatent decides against rescinding patent on Nilotinib

24.2.2021
Rospatent has decided against rescinding the patent on Nilotinib. Oleg Mikhailov holds the rights to it. Novartis Pharma and Pharmstandard believe that a group of inventions related to the disputed...

France: Government launches CtoC platform monitoring tool

23.2.2021
The French Ministry of Economy and Finance has launched a three-year test of a monitoring tool for CtoC platforms like Leboncoin, Airbnb, BlaBlaCar, Vinted, and Facebook Marketplace in order to track...

Former Yugoslavia: Grey economy GDP considerably higher than EU's

23.2.2021
Study analysis of the Center for Politics and Management showed that the grey economy GDP in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro is considerably higher in comparison with the EU's 18%. In Croatia...

Sweden: High level of debt collection in Enforcement Authority

22.2.2021
The Swedish Enforcement Authority (Kronofogdemyndigheten) collected a total of SEK 12.30bn (EUR 1.22bn USD 1.48bn) in 2020. This was a decrease of about SEK 731mn from 2019. Meanwhile, the 2020 sum...

Latvia: Ventspils mayor facing confiscation of assets worth millions of EUR

22.2.2021
Aivars Lembergs, mayor of Ventspils, is facing confiscation of assets worth tens of millions of EUR if the Riga Regional Court ruling against him is upheld, LETA reported. Mr Lembergs has been...

Sweden: Authority warns against crypto currencies

22.2.2021
The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) has issued a warning against investing in crypto currencies such as bitcoin. This form of investment is considered inappropriate for...

Romania: CERT-RO warns of new phishing campaign targeting DIGI clients

22.2.2021
The National Center for Cyber-Security Incidents (CERT-RO) in Romania has warned that the customers of cable TV and fixed Internet services provider Digi are being targeted by a phishing/scam...

Latvia: Ventspils mayor sentenced to prison by Riga Regional Court

22.2.2021
Aivars Lembergs, the suspended mayor of Ventspils, has been found guilty of having committed crimes by the Riga Regional Court. He was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment and paying a fine equal...

Belgium: Private Insurer customers lay charges against P&V Assurances

22.2.2021
Following the searches of the premises of Belgian life-insurance specialist Private Insurer, customers of the insurer are laying charges against P&V Assurances, Private Insurer's parent company....

Czech Republic: New rules on advertising medical devices to be introduced

22.2.2021
New rules are to be introduced in the Czech Republic for advertising medical devices in changes to the Advertisement Act. The new rules expressly forbid false advertising, such as claims that...

Finland: City of Turku urges Eckes-Granini to revise product labelling

22.2.2021
In Finland, the City of Turku's Environmental Health Chief, Olli Sjövall, has issued a decision demanding that Eckes-Granini Finland, part of Germany-based fruit juice company Eckes-Granini Group,...

Latvia: Receipt lottery brings over EUR 2mn to govt budget over two years

21.2.2021
Over the past 1.5 years, the Latvian State Revenue Service's (VID) receipt lottery has ensured over EUR 2mn to the government budget, LETA reported. Budget revenue has increased by EUR 2.034mn during...

Russia: TInkoff publishes research on fraud in banking sector

19.2.2021
According to the research on fraud in the banking sector of Russia in 2020 conducted by the Tinkoff group, the average size of theft dropped to RUB 13,900 (EUR 155.70 USD 188.72) against RUB 15,000...

France: Mazars and PwC fined in William Saurin fraud case

19.2.2021
Found guilty of negligence and serious inadequacy, Mazars, long-time auditor of the William Saurin group, has been sentenced to a fine of EUR 400,000 (USD 484,837.81). It is also accused of not...