The "Lagarde List” of tax evaders with money at the Swiss branch of HSBC is proving to be a treasure trove of information linking secret bank accounts to politicians in Europe, first in Greece and now in Spain.
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An influential newspaper in Spain has published what it said were handwritten documents detailing 19 years of secret payments to leaders of the prime minister's Popular Party.
New report from TI links corruption in Europe with debt problems there.
Corruption problems underlie the Greek debt crisis and may prevent an economic recovery, according to a new study by Transparency International.
This may be cheap science. But take a look at the seventeen Eurozone countries according to their rank on the 2010 corruption perception index.
Anti-corruption laws are breaking out all over. In a few days, the U.K. Bribery Act will be a reality. Other countries, prodded by the OECD and U.S., are criminalizing overseas public bribery.
The long-simmering Securency scandal erupted this week, with arrests in the U.K. and Spain, and searches of houses and businesses in England, Spain, and Australia.