The Bulgarian MPs have unanimously adopted amendments to the Measures Against Money Laundering Act at First Reading, Focus News Agency reports. The bill was supported by 88 MPs with no votes against and abstentions. The bill was tabled by the Chair of the Internal Committee and GERB MP Plamen Nunev and a group of MPs.
A Thessaloniki appeals court on Wednesday commuted an eight-year sentence passed down last year to the city's former mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos for money laundering and embezzlement to a three-year term.
Michalis Lemousias, who served as the municipality's general secretary, and was also given an eight-year sentence last year, also saw his term cut to three years.
Excellent bilateral dialogue, strategic partnership in a number of areas, intensive relations at all levels in the administration and in the political spectrum, as well as bilateral relations in the field of international legal cooperation - these were only some of the topics discussed at a meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva and US Chief Prosecutor and Justice Ministe
In November 2018, the Moldovan authorities launched an ambitious pitch to sell passports in the UAE.
On March 22 this year, meanwhile, the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Vitalie Iurcu, launched a similar presentation in Hong Kong for Far Eastern audiences.
It was held under the slogan: "Moldova, the newest pearl of Europe."
Greece's conservative opposition Monday requested that the head of the country's anti-money laundering authority, Anna Zairi, appear before the Parliament's Institutions and Transparency Committee to respond to questions about the alleged scandal involving government aide Manolis Petsitis, as well as the reported dismissal of a senior official investigating the case.