While some EU countries continue to pursue their reform processes, the EU noted democratic backslides in Poland and Hungary and some concerning trends in other countries, according to a new Rule of Law Report that monitored the state of media freedom, corruption, and judicial systems in the Union’s 27 member states over the past six months.
he global maritime shipping industry is being exploited by illegal wildlife traffickers, with some shipping companies not even aware they are being misused, according to a new report jointly published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the illegal wildlife watchdog, Traffic.
In protest of the United Kingdom’s decision to put the son of President Teodoro Obiang Mangue on the latest list of individuals sanctioned for corruption, Equatorial Guinea said on Monday it will close its embassy in London.
With the help of Serbian investigators, Spanish police arrested 43 suspected members of a Serbian organized crime group suspected of having produced marijuana and hashish at plantations in Spain and having distributed their products in Germany.
A new bill introduced last week to the Congress could allow the United States to publish the names of human rights abusers and kleptocrats who are banned from entering the country. The bill aims to burst the culture of confidentiality which currently prevents the public from knowing who has been sanctioned this way and for what.
Pro-government tabloids in Serbia launched on Friday a smear campaign against independent investigative outlet KRIK after it published transcripts from the prosecutor's questioning of the suspected leader of a brutal criminal group who claimed the country’s President Aleksandar Vucic repeatedly asked him for favors.
In a joint operation spanning 72 countries, law enforcement agencies cracked down on the fraudulent food and drink trade, taking off the market thousands of tons of illegal consumables, ranging from horsemeat to fake honey.
The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating alleged corruption in mining deals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where foreign companies purportedly bribed officials up to US$360 million between 2006 and 2011.
The European Union could soon get an anti-money laundering authority after the European Commission proposed on Tuesday an “ambitious package of legislative proposals” to strengthen the Union’s rules concerning the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
The United States has barred former Honduran President Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo Sosa and his wife and former First Lady Rosa Elena Bonilla Avila from entering the country due to “their involvement in significant corruption,” the State Department announced on Tuesday.