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Money laundering and sausages: the making of EU laws
March 20th, 2014
This article, written by the FTC’s EU campaigner, Koen Roovers, originally appeared on  There’s an old saying that the legislative process is a lot like making sausages – it’s confusing, messy, and you don’t really want to know how it’s done. The European institutions in Brussels, the butcher shop in this case, decide how
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The "Irony" of Public Registries in the United States
March 13th, 2014
As someone who loves to obsess over grammar rules of all kinds, I’m careful when using the word “irony.” It’s a notoriously difficult word to use. That’s why, as I was pondering the U.S. policy position on beneficial ownership and the word “ironic” lingered in the edges of my mind, I pushed it away. No,
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European Parliament Gives Overwhelming ‘yes’ Vote to End Secret Corporate Ownership
March 11th, 2014
Joint NGO Media Reaction Financial Transparency Coalition – Eurodad – Global Witness – Transparency International EU Office – Oxfam Brussels, March 11, 2014 – Today, the European Parliament endorsed the creation of public registers of who really owns companies, trusts and other legal structures. This will make it much harder for criminals, tax evaders, corrupt politicians and other money launderers to hide their identity, and their
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