German financial watchdog under fire following Wirecard scandal

By |julij 9th, 2020|corruption, Felix Hufeld, fraud, Germany, Katja Hessel, News, oversight, Sven Giegold, Wirecard|

The balance sheet scandal surrounding the payment company Wirecard raises many questions. Politicians are currently vigorously pursuing one of them: Where were the supervisory authorities? EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Wirecard Scandal: Former CEO Markus Braun let out on bail

By |junij 24th, 2020|Austria, balance sheet scandal, corruption, Germany, Markus Braun, News, Sebastian Kurz, Think Austria, Wirecard, Wirecard scandal|

Almost €2 billion are missing from the balance sheets of Wirecard, a German financial services provider. Markus Braun, CEO of the company until last week, was released on bail on Tuesday afternoon (23 June) after a night in custody. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Bulgarian MEP says she ‘feels threatened’ by tape recording

By |junij 22nd, 2020|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, corruption, News|

Bulgarian MEP Elena Yoncheva said on Monday (22 June) that she fears for her safety after a leaked recording in which a voice resembling that of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov threatens the have her “burnt”.

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Borissov fends off ‘kompromats’, says will sleep with a gun

By |junij 18th, 2020|Boyko Borissov, corruption, News, oligarchs, Russia|

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called an extraordinary meeting of his GERB party (EPP-affiliated) on Wednesday (17 June) to refute a leaked recording and photos suggesting heavy-handed brinkmanship and corruption.

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The octopus that kills bees in Bulgaria

By |junij 17th, 2020|agricultural funds, bees health, Bulgaria, corruption, Janusz Wojciechowski, mafia, neonicotinoids, News|

EURACTIV Bulgaria’s Valia Ahchieva's latest investigation looks into mass bee poisoning in Bulgaria which continues to be unpunished, despite evidence of the use of substances banned by EU legislation.

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Open letter to Donald Tusk: EPP’s support for Vucic is a disgrace

By |junij 17th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, bad governance, China, corruption, Donald Tusk, EPP, EU enlargement, media freedom, News, Serbia, Serbia elections|

European People's Party President Donald Tusk has publicly supported Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Sunday (21 June), which the opposition is going to boycott. In response, Serbian opposition leader Dragan Djilas sent an open letter to Tusk. EURACTIV is publishing its shortened version.

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A warning from Bulgaria: Corruption channels are ‘eagerly awaiting’ big EU money

By |junij 16th, 2020|Bulgaria, coronavirus economic response, corruption, News|

Experts and opposition-minded politicians warned during an online conference on Monday (January 15th) of a "huge" risk of corruption in connection with the generous funds the European Commission has proposed to mobilise in response to the coronavirus c...

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Lack of rule of law threatens Bulgaria’s economic recovery

By |junij 5th, 2020|Angela Merkel, bad governance, Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, EPP, justice and home affairs, News, oligarchs|

According to the World Bank, it turns out to be easier to do business in post-Soviet Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia than in EU member Bulgaria, writes Joël Ruet. Joël Ruet is the chairman of The Bridge Tank As...

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Polish health minister denies wrongdoing in mask procurement spat

By |maj 26th, 2020|coronavirus, corruption, News, Poland, polish elections, public procurement|

Polish Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski denied on Monday (25 May) any wrongdoing as he reacted to accusations of inadequate supervision over procurement of equipment to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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Defiant Netanyahu goes on trial in Israel charged with corruption

By |maj 25th, 2020|Benjamin Netanyahu, corruption, Israel, News|

Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (24 May) became the first serving Israeli prime minister to go on trial, proclaiming his innocence in the corridor before walking into court to face charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

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