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European Compliance

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.

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What to expect under the new SFO Director

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 21, 2018

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office—the agency that both investigates and prosecutes white-collar and financial crimes in the United Kingdom—is set to begin a whole new chapter in its 30-year history, with implications on U.K. companies facing investigations for economic crimes.

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EU retaliates against U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 20, 2018

The European Commission adopted on June 20 a regulation putting in place the EU’s rebalancing measures in response to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. The measures will immediately target a list of products worth €2.8 billion (U.S. $3.2 billion) and will come into effect on June 22.

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A boon for U.K. financial services firms: climate disclosure guidance

Neil Hodge | June 19, 2018

New climate disclosure guidance from The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, meant to be promoted by G20 countries, will help the largest companies in the world with how they disclose long-term impacts of climate change in their financial results. The guidance is especially sought after by financial services firms.

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BMW to blame for delayed recall that led to driver’s death

Neil Hodge | June 18, 2018

Carmaker BMW’s delay in recalling U.K. cars with an electrical fault contributed to a driver’s death, a U.K. inquest has found.

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Yahoo fined over historic data breach

Neil Hodge | June 18, 2018

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined Yahoo £250,000 (U.S. $331,203) for a cyber-attack that placed 500 million users’ personal information at risk.

Global Glimpses Blog

German authorities fine Volkswagen $1.2B for emissions-cheating scandal

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 13, 2018

German authorities on Wednesday fined Volkswagen a total of €1 billion (U.S. $1.2 billion) resulting from the company’s long-running emissions-cheating scandal.

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Compliance officers in Europe: You’re in demand and getting a raise

Paul Hodgson | June 12, 2018

According to recent studies, there is a high demand in Europe for chief compliance officers and companies are willing to pay big bucks for top talent.

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EU accepts proposals to boost powers of states’ competition regulators

Neil Hodge | June 12, 2018

The European Union has given member states the necessary resources and the independence to investigate and penalize companies that break EU competition laws, but a lack of consistency among the states could lead to confusion.

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Tariffs on/tariffs off: a compliance nightmare

Paul Hodgson | June 11, 2018

In this world of tariffs on/tariffs off, dealing with compliance issues under the current U.S. administration has become not just a nightmare for compliance officers in the United States, but also for those in the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, and Mexico.

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Iran just the beginning of sanctions compliance debacle

Paul Hodgson | June 11, 2018

European companies are winding down investments in Iran, as the European Union advises them to hang in there while it looks for ways around U.S.-imposed sanctions.