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    The London Anti-Corruption Summit: one good day is not enough

The London Anti-Corruption Summit: one good day is not enough

Issues of financial secrecy took centre-stage at the anti-corruption summit in London on 12 May. Sam Power reviews the progress made, arguing that the summit was a small step in the right direction, but by no means the dawn of a new era. With the limelight on the anti-corruption talks already fading away, the summit’s success will ultimately depend on the process for translating reforms into action.

Representatives from over 40 […]

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    The Panama Papers could bring down Iceland’s government and bring the Pirate Party to power

The Panama Papers could bring down Iceland’s government and bring the Pirate Party to power

The leak of several million confidential documents created by the corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca – the so called ‘Panama Papers’ – has particular implications for Iceland, with the country’s Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Minister of the Interior all linked to the affair. Benjamin Leruth writes that the government is now under severe pressure to call early elections […]

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Panama Papers: this is a chance to fix a long broken system

After a year of cross border investigations, a big leak of documents belonging to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has started to be released in international media. The documents lay bare cases of tax evasion and money laundering, implicating a number of prominent personalities and world leaders. Daniel Hough assesses the importance of the inquiry and argues that this scandal should be […]

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In the Balkans, investors operate within a devil’s circle

Promoting entrepreneurship is often viewed as a key component for generating growth in the transition economies of eastern Europe. Tim Vorley and Nick Williams write that tackling corruption has an important role in this process. Drawing on recent research in Bulgaria and Romania, they assess the challenges posed by corruption for entrepreneurs in the region, noting that the issue […]

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    Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator: “We made it clear to Russia we are joining NATO: this will not affect our relations”

Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator: “We made it clear to Russia we are joining NATO: this will not affect our relations”

Montenegro has been formally invited to join NATO, in the first expansion of the organisation since Albania and Croatia joined in 2009. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Montenegro’s Chief EU Negotiator, Aleksandar Andrija Pejović, discusses the country’s efforts to join both NATO and the EU, the recent protests against Montenegro’s government, and how the country’s NATO […]

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    Raising limits on cash payments sends the wrong signal in Italy’s fight against corruption

Raising limits on cash payments sends the wrong signal in Italy’s fight against corruption

Many states have a limit on the size of payments that can legally be made in cash, with anything above this limit needing to be transferred via traceable methods of payment such as bank transfers or credit cards. As Andrea Lorenzo Capussela writes, Italy’s PM Matteo Renzi recently proposed an increase in the country’s €1,000 threshold for cash payments up to a €3,000 limit. He […]

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