Compliance issues in the Eurozone are more pressing than ever, amid major changes such as data privacy, Brexit, global commerce, and the need to harmonize various international regulatory regimes. Compliance Week sees compliance not as an issue of any one nation or region, which is why we spotlight the regulatory, governance, compliance and ethics issues in Europe as part of our effort to bring you the most important information and insight from around the world.
Neil Hodge | April 25, 2017
France has adopted a multinational law that aims to hold companies accountable for rooting out any unacceptable or criminal activity within their supply chains.
DeAnn Orie | April 18, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May is calling for an early election in hopes to foil Brexit opposition plans.
Neil Hodge | April 18, 2017
An influential committee of Members of Parliament has recommended a wide-ranging series of changes aimed at boosting the powers of the U.K.’s corporate governance regulator.
Raj Chada | April 11, 2017
If the Rolls-Royce deferred prosecution agreement is any indicator, the Serious Fraud Office plans to make heavier use of DPAs going forward, especially for companies with paper compliance programs.
Paul Hodgson | April 5, 2017
Tesco Stores will pay a £129 million (U.S.$161.4M) fine over a 2014 misstatement of the retailer’s profits. The fine, part of a deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office, is a clarion call for all companies to strengthen their internal controls.
Neil Hodge | April 11, 2017
The Competition and Markets Authority is putting out a £100,000 (U.S.$124,822) bounty for those who blow the whistle on cartel activity, but not everyone wants to pay for disclosure.
Paul Hodgson | April 11, 2017
The U.K. government’s Great Repeal Bill has been dubbed the “Control and Paste” Bill, because it seems to take EU law & paste it into English law ... but how does Henry VIII factor in?
Neil Hodge | April 4, 2017
The European Union is proposing some updates to anti-money laundering rules in an attempt to streamline coordination among member states in fighting terrorism financing and money laundering.
Neil Hodge | March 21, 2017
Charlotte Hogg had all of two weeks to enjoy her new position as deputy governor at the BoE before she had to resign for failing to disclose that her brother also worked there.
Paul Hodgson | March 20, 2017
IKEA and other large retailers in Europe have been accused of ignoring EU commercial transportation rules, suggesting a widespread flouting of the rules and the support of numerous unsustainable business practices.