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West must balance diplomacy in Saudi-Iran escalation.

West must balance diplomacy in Saudi-Iran escalation.

Western approach to the Iran-Saudi crisis is not so complicated.  Going forward it will be crucial for the West to safeguard the Syrian Peace talks. This is the battleground where…

Swiss Laws tighten money laundering.

Swiss Laws tighten money laundering.

    In December 2014, the Swiss parliament—giving in to international pressure—passed new laws to tighten its anti-money-laundering regulations, most prominently the freezing of assets in Swiss bank accounts. The…

EU with new Anti Money Laundering Directive within two months.

EU with new Anti Money Laundering Directive within two months.

The European Parliament will vote on proposed amendments to the fourth Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Directive over the next two months. The main topic of debate has been on whether beneficial…

Switzerland: International Conference on regulation of private military and security companies

Switzerland: International Conference on regulation of private military and security companies

Representatives of some 60 countries and of international organizations, civil society and private companies came together in the Swiss city of Montreux from 11 to 13 December to reiterate their…

Initial six month nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany.

Initial six month nuclear deal  between Iran and six world powers United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany.

Geneva, Switzerland – A initial six month deal was struck early Sunday between Iran and six world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program that  puts a framework slowing Iran´s country’s nuclear…

European Commission to fight “Designer” drugs

European Commission to fight “Designer” drugs

The European Commission today proposed to strengthen the European Union’s ability to respond to ‘legal highs’ – new psychoactive substances used as alternatives to illicit drugs such as cocaine and…

Al Qaeda is planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe, says NSA.

Al Qaeda is planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe, says NSA.

Al Qaeda is planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe and the authorities in Germany have stepped up security on the country’s rail system, a German newspaper reported on Monday.…

Bulletproof & Armoured Bentley enters growing market for secure vehicles.

Bulletproof & Armoured Bentley enters growing market for secure vehicles.

Luxury car manufacturer Bentley could offer its clients seeking to stay safe in the Middle East, Russia and Latin America, a special product line: armour-plated cars for bulletproof comfort. ­The…

Geneva is not longer the safest destination in Europe, crime rose more than 20% in 2011.

Geneva is not longer the safest destination in Europe, crime rose more than 20% in 2011.

Gone are the days when diplomats and bankers could stroll around Geneva without worrying about having their briefcases stolen. Reported cases of property theft — including everything from wallets to…

Davos Insight: Few now expect the euro to blow up suddenly.

Davos Insight: Few now expect the euro to blow up suddenly.

At a exclusive dinner in Davos a handful of guests including central bankers past and present were handed a questionnaire. The guests were asked to write down the probability, in…