The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) recently released its first financial crime threat assessment. It reveals that a perfect storm of digitalization, geopolitical tensions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, plus the actions of organized crime, are helping to drive financial and economic crime to new heights.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Estonia
According to the inaugural ECA Corruption Survey of business executives, in-house legal counsel, and other professionals operating in the Europe-Caucasus-Asia (ECA) region, 71 percent of respondents said that their country’s anti-corruption laws are ineffective and 62 percent said corruption is a significant obstacle to doing business.… Continue Reading
The CEO of Denmark’s biggest bank resigned last week after an internal investigation found $235 billion in suspicious transactions at the bank’s branch in Estonia.
Thomas Borgen had led Danske Bank since 2013.… Continue Reading
Danske Bank appears to have been used to launder $8.3 billion between 2007 and 2015 on behalf of individuals and entities located in Estonia. The bank’s punishment so far? A “stern ticking off,” as Bloomberg put it, and a request by Denmark’s banking regulator to hold more capital.… Continue Reading
E-government to business (G2B) such as e-procurement, e-tax filing and e-sourcing are often cited as being useful to reduce interface between companies and government officials and thus the scope for discretionary decisions, thereby diminishing the opportunities for bribery.… Continue Reading
Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on NATO countries to increase defense spending. Poland has announced plans to accelerate a major military modernization program.… Continue Reading
Moldova has opened a criminal money-laundering probe connected to the alleged $230 million theft exposed by murdered Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Moldova is investigating $53 million that may have laundered through banks there, London-based Hermitage Capital said Monday in a news release.… Continue Reading