A former Romanian tourism minister and presidential candidate was taken into custody this week by anti-graft police on suspicion of money laundering and influence peddling.… Continue Reading
Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on NATO countries to increase defense spending.… Continue Reading
Romania’s parliament Monday voted to remove immunity from a former minister targeted in an investigation involving alleged bribes and kickbacks from re-sellers of Microsoft software.… Continue Reading
Anti-bribery investigations and enforcement actions involving international mining projects are breaking out all over.
In April, the U.S. DOJ charged six foreign nationals, including a Ukrainian businessman and a government official in India, with an alleged racketeering conspiracy to bribe officials in India to gain titanium mining rights.… Continue Reading
Romania’s parliament asked President Traian Basescu to step down on Wednesday after his brother was detained for allegedly accepting a bribe to help shorten a reputed crime boss’s jail sentence.… Continue Reading
The Romanian National Anticorruption Directorate arrested businessman Dan Adamescu Friday, charging him with bribing judges to rule in his favor in court cases.… Continue Reading
Norway’s anti-corruption agency has filed criminal charges against defense and technology firm Kongsberg Gruppen, the company said Tuesday.
The charges are related to deliveries of communication equipment to Romania from 1999 to 2008, the company said.… Continue Reading
The publication last week of the EU’s first corruption monitoring report, with biennial ones to follow, highlights a striking disparity between its 28 members in tackling corruption.… Continue Reading