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France: 30% of fraud victims not reimbursed by banks

22.10.2020
Nearly a third of fraud victims have not been reimbursed by their bank over the past 12 months, according to the consumer protection association UFC-Que Choisir. In total, 30% of fraud victims were...

Italy: FS's offices are searched by the Finance Police in corruption probe

22.10.2020
The offices of Ferrovie dello Stato (FS), the Italian railways group, were searched by the Finance Police on behalf of the Prosecutor's Office in Rome as part of a corruption investigation involving...

Romania: Tobescu wins fine against ASF

22.10.2020
Euroins's Director General, Mihneai Tobescu, has won an initial court ruling against the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) for withdrawing his licence after allegedly reporting RON 50mn (EUR...

Germany: Baywa sues cartel office for damages

22.10.2020
Baywa, the largest German agricultural trading group, has sued the German cartel office for damages. While the company does not deny that it was involved in illegal price fixing for pesticides, it...

Germany: No significant irregularities found at Grenke to date

21.10.2020
The CEO of German IT leasing specialist Grenke, Antje Leminsky, is confident that the special audits of her firm by auditors KPMG and Warth & Klein Grant Thornton will be completed soon. So far,...

Belgium: Court investigates transactions by FNG

21.10.2020
The court in Belgium will investigate the transferring of large amounts of money at the now bankrupt fashion retail group FNG. Some EUR 110mn (USD 126.88mn) is thought to have been transferred from...

Netherlands: T-Mobile loses court case regarding fibre optic in The Hague

21.10.2020
The court in Rotterdam has ruled that the local council of The Hague in the Netherlands does not have to withdraw the licencing for the development of a fibre optic network in the neighbourhood...

France: Cooperl could close several factories

21.10.2020
Cooperl, the pork cooperative with 7,200 employees, could close several factories. The cooperative was accused of fixing prices with other manufactures and fined EUR 35.50mn (USD 40.95mn). To pay...

UK: Next accused of destroying equal pay documents

21.10.2020
Retailer Next has been accused of destroying paperwork relating to a GBP 200mn (EUR 227.26mn USD 262.12mn) equal pay claim. The destruction breaches an employment tribunal order, according to law...

UK: Charities face growing risk of insider fraud

20.10.2020
Charities are expected to face a growing risk of insider fraud as a result of the recession and the coronavirus pandemic. The issue was discussed in an online session hosted by the Charity Commission...

Russia: Damage to forests from illegal logging estimated at RUB 9.40bn

20.10.2020
According to the Federal Forestry Agency, the total damage from illegal deforestation in Russia amounted to RUB 9.40bn (EUR 122.35mn USD 141.12mn) at the beginning of October 2020, up by 8% YoY. The...

Netherlands: KLM wins court case against VNC

20.10.2020
Dutch airline KLM has won the legal case started by the trade union VNC for cabin crew. The court has stated that KLM is not obliged to adhere to the last-in first-out rule during the reorganisation...

Lithuania: Police seizes counterfeit herbicides for EUR 2mn

19.10.2020
Lithuania's Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) seized counterfeit herbicides worth nearly EUR 2mn, BNS reported. FNTT suspects a criminal group of selling plant protection products imported...

Latvia: Customs seize 13 tonnes of tobacco products at border

19.10.2020
The Tax and Customs Police of Latvia's State Revenue Service (VID) uncovered an attempt of possible illegal carrying of tobacco products across the Latvian border. VID stated that a cargo truck...

UK: Over GBP 3.50mn stolen from charities during pandemic

19.10.2020
The Charity Commission says over GBP 3.50mn (EUR 3.98mn USD 4.59mn) has been stolen from charities by fraudsters during the coronavirus pandemic. Between March and September there were 645 reports of...

Spain: Renfe denounces train ticket resellers

19.10.2020
Renfe is threatening to take train ticket reseller websites to court. The public operator wants these internet portals to cease their fraudulent practices, saying that the company will take them to...

Netherlands/France: Vestia takes legal action against Société Générale

19.10.2020
The Dutch housing corporation Vestia is making a claim against France-based Société Générale for the issues Vestia experienced with interest rate derivatives in 2012. Vestia faced bankruptcy in 2012...

Germany: Insolvency proceedings against fraudulent German Property Group started

19.10.2020
The Bremen District Court has opened insolvency proceedings against the fraudulent German Property Group, which collected money from investors to allegedly develop mostly listed old buildings. In...

Russia: Amount of suspicious transactions falls 1.5 times in H1

19.10.2020
According to the Central Bank, the amount of suspicious transactions in the Russian banking sector decreased 1.5 times YoY in H1 2020. The negative dynamics is a result of coronavirus restrictions...

Poland: PKO BP and Bank Pekao fined for foreign exchange loans

19.10.2020
Polish banks PKO BP and Pekao have been fined by consumer protection office UOKiK for abusive foreign exchange rules. The banks were fined a total of PLN 62mn (EUR 14.39mn USD 16.59mn), with PKO BP...

Sweden: Trade union files lawsuit against Ringhals

19.10.2020
In Sweden, the Swedish Transport Worker's Union (Svenska Transportarbetareförbundet) has filed a lawsuit against Ringhals, operator of Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant. This concerns the main safety...

France: Court sides with ex-Amazon employee who called on "gilets jaunes"

19.10.2020
The Orléans labour court has ruled in favour of the former Amazon employee in Saran, north-central France who was dismissed in November 2018 for making a call to "gilets jaunes" on Facebook to block...

Russia: Illegal cigarettes account for 1% of non-chain tobacco retail

19.10.2020
According to Evator, 32% of Russian outlets sold Russian counterfeit cigarettes and 82% sold Belarusian counterfeit cigarettes in September 2020. Illegal cigarettes were found at 18% of stores in...

Italy: Patuanelli reconstitutes national anti-counterfeiting council CNALCIS

19.10.2020
The Italian Minister of Economic Development, Stefano Patuanelli, has signed a decree for the reconstitution of the National Council for the Fight Against Counterfeiting and Italian Sounding...

Russia: FAS fines Bayer for violating advertising law

19.10.2020
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has fined Bayer RUB 200,000 (EUR 2,603.09 USD 3,002.49) for violating the advertising law. Earlier, FAS considered the commercial of the vitamin complex...

Montenegro: Illegal tourism accommodation renting reaches 30%

18.10.2020
Montenegrin Directorate for Monitoring of Tourism Trade has reported that the country's illegal tourism accommodation renting trade accounts for around 30% of the total. Directorate said that the...

Lithuania: Volume of cigarette smuggling up sharply in 9M/2020: Customs

16.10.2020
The volume of tobacco products smuggled into Lithuania totalled around 13.1mn packs in the first nine months of 2020, compared to 6.8mn packs in the full year 2019, the Lithuanian Customs Department...

Germany: Holt sentenced for wind farm project fraud

16.10.2020
In a case concerning fake wind farm projects and probably the biggest fraud the industry has seen in recent years, Hendrik Holt has been sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment for fraud....

Portugal: Vodafone wants rules changed for 5G auction

16.10.2020
The Portuguese subsidiary of the mobile phone operator Vodafone, considers that the draft regulation terms which will oversee the auction for the awarding of frequencies of the 5G of the mobile...

Netherlands: AVV and works council take legal action against Miss Etam

16.10.2020
The Dutch trade union AVV and the works council of the Dutch clothing retail chain Miss Etam are taking legal action against Miss Etam. AVV and the council want the court to cancel the decision to...