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Pan-European definitions of fraud and corruption proposed as European parliament backs anti-fraud measures

Dishonest conduct by parties tendering for European Union contracts would be criminalised in all EU member states under a proposed Directive which has been endorsed by the European Parliament. 22 Apr 2014

"Homogenised" new EU non-financial reporting requirements will create hefty burdens for mid-tier businesses, says expert

New rules requiring EU companies with over 500 employees to report on measures including environmental impact, workforce diversity and anti-bribery and corruption controls will "widen the gulf" between large-scale multinational businesses and their mid-tier... 17 Apr 2014

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UK organisations involved in spending European Union money must ensure their anti-fraud measures and controls over staff will withstand scrutiny by the proposed European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO), even though the UK government has decided to opt out... 28 Mar 2014

UK-based Tullow Oil becomes first to include country-by-country global tax payments in annual reports

A major oil company listed on the FTSE 100 has become the first energy and natural resources firm to include a breakdown of the taxes it paid to national governments on each project as part of its annual reporting requirements - one year before new legal requirements... 26 Mar 2014

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