April 2019

The Constitutional Court has upheld a request by NGO Repubblika to intervene in a constitutional case filed by tourism minister Konrad Mizzi, in which he complains that his human rights are being breached over a request for an investigation into corruption.  Mr. Justice Joseph Zammit McKeon heard arguments and submissions over the intervention of the NGO Repubblika in the […]

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Konrad Mizzi Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi’s rights would be breached by a corruption inquiry requested by former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil and NGO Repubblika, his lawyer John Bonello told a Constitutional Court on Tuesday. Dr Mizzi has demanded that no decision on whether an inquiry is needed should be taken until his human rights breach […]

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GREG WILPERT It’s The Real News Network and I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. Peruvians held a funeral for former President Alan Garcia on Sunday, who had committed suicide last week just as the Peruvian police were about to arrest him on corruption charges. Garcia was president of Peru twice from 1985 to 1990, and then […]

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Crime Justice, Financial Crisis, Global, Headlines, Human Rights, Inequity, Press Freedom, TerraViva United Nations, Trade Investment Opinion By Jan Lundius Reprint | | Print | STOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 23 2019 (IPS) – Trump´s electoral success was preceded by a rise of chauvinistic politics in most of Europe, paired with electoral triumphs of far-right candidates […]

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STOCKHOLM, March 27 (Reuters) – Swedish lender Swedbank , under pressure over allegations its Estonia operations may have been used to launder money, may have withheld information from U.S. authorities over suspicious financial transactions, Swedish Television said on Wednesday. In an emailed comment to Reuters, Swedbank said it “cooperates fully and communicates clearly, correctly and […]

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The offshore holdings of former prime minister Paul Martin’s family have proliferated in the years since he left public office, documents from the Paradise Papers show. In fact, Canada Steamship Lines, Martin’s former shipping empire that he left to his sons in 2003, is one of the “largest clients” of the offshore law firm at […]

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Corruption was the root cause of all ills being confronted by the country. It was also main hurdle in progress and prosperity of the country. Justice Javed Iqbal immediately after assuming the coved post of chairman NAB on Oct 11, 2017 devised the policy of “Accountability for All” but created the slogan NAB’s faith; corruption […]

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Then there’s Greece, where economists have struggled to even calculate a VCR. According to the International Monetary Fund, more than half of Greek households pay zero income tax. Indeed, tax evasion is practically a national sport. Take the swimming-pool trick. After the 2008 recession, the government placed a luxury tax on private pools. When only […]

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Dutch historian and De Correspondent journalist Rutger Bregman didn’t expect to blast global elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. But after days of listening to billionaire speakers promoting philanthropy schemes as a solution for world inequality, he couldn’t take it anymore. “We’ve got to be talking about taxes,” he declared. “That’s […]

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As the world marches relentlessly further into this so-called Information Age, the notion of secrecy seems almost an anachronistic delusion. These days, everybody knows everybody’s business. Big Brother smiled as he oversaw the rise of Wikileaks. The Panama and Paradise papers rocked scores of the globe’s billionaires. Oddly – or perhaps consequently – opacity in […]

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On 21 April, one of the online newsletters in Armenia, irakanum.am, published news about the detention of Mihran Poghosyan, a former Chief Compulsory Enforcement Officer (CCEO) of Armenia. Later on that day, Marina Ohanjanyan, Spokesperson for the Special Investigation Service, confirmed the news about the arrest, saying that Mihran Poghosyan had been detained and arrested […]

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