Authorities in the Western Balkans have arrested 10 suspects of an organized crime group that smuggled migrants across borders, Europol announced Tuesday.
Italian authorities seized last week nearly €84 million (US$94,816,680) as part of an investigation into the so-called ‘carousel fraud,’ a cross-country VAT avoidance scheme that costs the EU some €50 billion ($56.4 billion) per year, according to the European Parliament.
A diplomatic brawl erupted between Slovenia and Hungary after a Slovenian magazine published an unflattering caricature of Viktor Orban, prompting Budapest to ask Ljubljana to discipline its journalists.
The European Parliament has no obligation to tell the public what its 751 members do with their tens of millions of Euros annually in tax-free allowances, according to a verdict released Tuesday by the European Court of Justice (EC).
On Thursday POLITICO named Slovenian investigative journalist and OCCRP partner Anuska Delic on their list of 28 “doers, disrupters and dreamers who will in transform European life, politics and ideas."
Slovenia has launched an investigation into allegations that its biggest state-owned bank laundered nearly €1 billion (US$ 1.17 billion) from Iran between 2008 and 2010,Euractiv reported Monday.
Slovenian investigative journalism site podcrto.si published on Thursday police reports detailing charges against the longstanding mayor of the country’s capital for alleged crimes including tax evasion, trading sex for influence, and money laundering.
The president of Slovenia’s "bad bank," Bank Asset Management Company (BAMC), resigned on Thursday after weeks of facing calls he step down over an executive pay scandal.
Slovenian prosecutors have defended their decision to raid the country’s central bank in an investigation into a 2013 bank bailout, defying threats of legal action by European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi.
Slovenia’s Finance Minister Dusan Mramor has called on the government to fire the head of the Bank Asset Management Company (BAMC), a state-owned bank that took over billions of euros of bad loans, for overpaying its senior staff.
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