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German parliament votes to put the brakes on transparency
May 19th, 2017
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amid a growing worldwide movement for beneficial ownership transparency, Germany’s lower house of parliament passed a severely weakened bill on company ownership on Thursday night. The bill, meant to transpose the European Union Anti-Money Laundering Directive into German law, would keep the country’s register closed, only offering data to investigative
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Luxury goods dealers do too little to limit sales to the corrupt
April 2nd, 2017
Transparency International calls for urgent action to keep corrupt cash out of luxury goods market Berlin, 3 April 2017 – Luxury goods sellers – from jewellers and real estate agents to yacht builders and diamond brokers – are doing little to check if their customers are using corrupt money to fund their high-end purchases. This
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EU parliament gets serious about responding to the Panama Papers by fighting corruption and tax abuse
February 28th, 2017
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRUSSELS–Members of the European Parliament agreed today to strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering Directive, a crucial tool for both the EU and third countries in the fight against corruption and tax abuse. The European Parliament has agreed with the European Commission’s proposal calling for public disclosure of information about who really owns
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