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European Compliance

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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.

Global Glimpses Blog

Google fined $5 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 18, 2018

The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion (U.S. $5.05 billion) for breaching EU antitrust rules.

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New U.K. rules broaden accountability of senior managers

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 18, 2018

Britain’s financial services industry is bracing for new rules that will significantly broaden the scope of senior executives who will be personally held to account to U.K. regulators for failures that occur under their watch.

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U.K. businesses poke holes in Brexit plan

Neil Hodge | July 17, 2018

The U.K. government’s blueprint on how it thinks Brexit should pan out was hardly going to please everyone, and in that regard it has lived up to expectations.

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Law firm files alleged evidence of bribery against former client

Tom Fox | July 16, 2018

U.K.-based mining giant Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. is suing its former counsel and U.K. regulator the Serious Fraud Office for their complacency in leaking information about an investigation into the company for alleged bribery and corruption.

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Revised U.K. governance code gives workers more of a voice

Neil Hodge | July 16, 2018

The U.K.’s corporate governance regulator on Monday announced a series of changes to improve public trust in large companies following criticism that boards are still too interested in fat-cat pay deals and short-term goals, and investors are too sleepy or timid to exert proper influence.

Global Glimpses Blog

SFO issues arrest warrant for Eurasian Resources Group CEO

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 16, 2018

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office announced that a warrant for the arrest of the CEO of Luxembourg-based Eurasian Resources Group has been issued over his failure to appear for questioning in an ongoing corruption investigation.

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Theresa May outlines her vision for Brexit

Neil Hodge | July 13, 2018

Two years after U.K. citizens voted for the country to withdraw from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May at last unveiled her vision of Brexit.

Global Glimpses Blog

Commissioner presses for modern slavery central registry

Paul Hodgson | July 3, 2018

U.K. Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland has issued an ultimatum to the government to get moving on setting up a central, state-owned registry for corporate modern slavery statements that he wants in place before he leaves office.

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Bank of England: EU not doing enough to combat Brexit risks to financial services

Neil Hodge | June 29, 2018

The Bank of England thinks the United Kingdom has made positive “progress” on handling the risks of disruption to financial services likely to be caused by Brexit, but adds there has been a lack of similar action from the European Union.

Global Glimpses Blog

Consumer advocacy groups urge FTC to investigate Google, Facebook

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 27, 2018

Several consumer advocacy groups in the United States are urging the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate what they say are “misleading and manipulative tactics” by Google and Facebook in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation.