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European businesses afraid cyber espionage will rise.

European businesses afraid cyber espionage will rise.

With the elections in many European countries this year, European businesses are increasingly afraid that cyber espionage will rise. Dread of criminal intrusion and malicious interference has become a popular…

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…

France new Homeland Security Law Swings Country to Security Over Privacy.

France new Homeland Security Law Swings Country to Security Over Privacy.

France´s lower House of Parliament approved on Tuesday a Bill giving government vastly expanded powers to protect, and spy on, its own citizens. The  new law would allow: – The…

Commerzbank failed anti-money laundering compliance responsibilities, pays $1.45 billion penalty to U.S.

Commerzbank failed anti-money laundering compliance responsibilities, pays $1.45 billion penalty to U.S.

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced today that Commerzbank will pay a $1.45 billion penalty, terminate individual employees who engaged in misconduct, and install an independent monitor for…

France: 2014 a year of promises, challenges and wars.

France: 2014 a year of promises, challenges and wars.

  By Alejandro Ronard Alem.- Apparently, as time goes by, years are all alike whendrawing conclusions: its promises, its challenges and its wars.  2014 will be no exception. In Europe…

Transnational Organized Crime TOC is globally increasing.

Transnational Organized Crime TOC is globally increasing.

Transnational organized crime is big business, generating an estimated $870 billion in profits a year and countless victims. Ten years ago, the first global international instrument to combat it –…

Iceland: First leader to face criminal charges over the 2008 crisis.

Iceland: First leader to face criminal charges over the 2008 crisis.

Geir Haarde, the first world leader to face criminal charges over the crisis, defiantly rejected claims that he should have foreseen the crash. Of four ministers named by an inquiry…

How to design and implement public security policies. Former Uruguayan President in exclusive interview.

How to design and implement public security policies. Former Uruguayan President in exclusive interview.

According to former Uruguayan President Luis A. Lacalle de Herrera, a necessary overhaul of that nation’s security policy would entail proper enforcement and adaptation of its laws, prosecution for minor…

UNODC and European OSCE´s joint action against organized crime and illicit drugs.

UNODC and European OSCE´s joint action against organized crime and illicit drugs.

Before Christmas, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and crime UNODC Mr. Yury Fedotov met with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Secretary…

Germany and France lead EU and will recapitalize banks in three steps. Changes in European Treaties will centralize economic policies.

Germany and France lead EU and will recapitalize banks in three steps. Changes in European Treaties will centralize economic policies.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Paris and Berlin were “determined to do what is necessary to recapitalize (them) to ensure the banks lending to the economy” during a…