Sweden: Construction barometer shows corruption

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Construction barometer survey in Sweden indicates that suppliers and contractors in the country provide goods and services in order to win contracts. Around six in ten of respondents said they had met someone in their industry who had worked on a cash-in-hand basis on the side.  http://www.thelocal.se/20160718/swedish-construction-industry-rocked-by-bribery-claims

Rwanda: President Kagame Sacks Health Minister Over Corruption

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Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has sacked the country's Health Minister Dr Agnès Binagwaho, whose five-year term has been ridden with scandals. Her sacking comes at a time when there has been growing concern in the health sector, with the latest upsurge in malaria and mismanagement of health facilities playing a major factor in her sacking. http://allafrica.com/stories/201607120700.html

Brazil: Lower House Speaker Edwardo Cunha resigns

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Brazil’s Lower House Speaker Edwardo Cunha has resigned. Cunha had been suspended by the Supreme Court and was under investigation for corruption, abuse of power, intimidation of law makers and obstruction of justice. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/07/brazil-lower-house-speaker-eduardo-cunha-resigns

Romania: Court makes abuse of power a cardinal criminal offense

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Romania’s Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that abuse of public office should remain a criminal offence, rejecting a challenge by several indicted officials and easing concerns over the fate of a crackdown on high-level graft. However it also narrowed the definition of such offences, saying they should apply to cases where public servants actually broke the law rather than where they caused harm by not doing their jobs properly. Transparency International ranks Romania as one of the European Union’s most corrupt states, and the European Commission keeps its justice system under special monitoring. http://www.euronews.com/newswires/3207496-romania-top-court-keeps-abuse-of-power-as-criminal-offence/

 

 

 

Global: Unaoil set offshore accounts to facilitate bribery

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The Monaco-based oil company Unaoil is under investigations for setting offshore accounts to facilitate bribery. The bribes helped Unaoil's clients win contracts in oil-rich nations. The UAE is one destination that appears to have been favoured by Unaoil's owners to conduct suspect transactions without detection. UAE authorities recently shut down a money-moving business run by suspected major international money launderer Altaf Khanani, after his arrest by US authorities. http://www.smh.com.au/business/energy/unaoil-used-global-networks-to-move-corrupt-funds-20160616-gpkbaj.html#ixzz4Db02j8K5

   
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