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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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Deal or no deal: Companies prep for Brexit

Neil Hodge | August 20, 2018

European organizations are focusing on contingency plans in preparation of a possible “no deal” exit from the European Union.

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A peek at the compliance nightmare of a no-deal Brexit

Paul Hodgson | August 14, 2018

Though it is still unlikely, a look at the compliance implications (and complications) of a no-deal Brexit is enough to make anyone shudder at the thought. 

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Danske Bank case illustrates poor anti-money laundering practices

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 9, 2018

There seems to be no end to the AML woes hounding Danske Bank. Most recently, Denmark’s financial crime regulator announced a pending investigation into the beleaguered bank for possible money laundering violations related to its Estonian branch.

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Implementing the FRC’s ‘Guidance on the Strategic Report’

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 2, 2018

The Financial Reporting Council has published revised guidance addressing strategic reports, aiming to help organizations make such reports more informative and relevant to stakeholders.

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FCA’s limited powers give Royal Bank of Scotland a pass

Neil Hodge | August 2, 2018

The Royal Bank of Scotland has escaped penalties for its alleged abuse of small businesses, due to the Financial Conduct Authority’s admitted lack of sway.

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MPs slam U.K. attitude to workplace sexual harassment

Neil Hodge | July 30, 2018

Employers, regulators, and the U.K. government are not doing enough to tackle “widespread” instances of sexual harassment in the workplace, according to Members of Parliament committee.

Global Glimpses Blog

Collusion, cartels, and emissions cheating in the car industry

Paul Hodgson | July 25, 2018

In an as-yet unreleased—officially, at any rate—letter, the EU’s industry and climate commissioners Miguel Cañete and Elźbieta Bieńkowska outline evidence of widespread manipulation in the car industry of new emissions tests, known as the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

Global Glimpses Blog

European Commission fines four consumer electronics makers for fixing online resale prices

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 24, 2018

The European Commission on July 24 fined four consumer electronics makers for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their online retailers in breach of EU competition rules. The more than €111 million in fines were in all four cases significantly reduced due to the companies' cooperation with the Commission. 

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.