Brazil´s ex-president, Mr. da Silva imprisoned for corruption

On July 12, 2017, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva or "Lula", a well-known Brazilian ex-president from 2003 to 2010, was imprisoned for a bribery and misuse of the country´s financial resources. Lula´s will remain...

Danish government seeks labour market reform to boost jobs

    Denmark's right-leaning government is seeking to create jobs through pension reforms and tax cuts to entice people to work more, but it might prove difficult to persuade the powerful ally Danish People's Party (DF)...
Jose Dirceu

Brazil’s former Lula aide Jose Dirceu freed to await corruption appeal result

Jose Dirceu was sentenced to 32 years in prison over corruption charges linked to state oil company Petrobras. The massive bribery scheme allegedly involved congressmen taking payments in exchange for votes. But the country's supreme court...
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The Panama Papers implications in Latin America and Central America: one year on 

After Panama Papers broke in April 2016 and rocked the transparency world, unprecedented historical global effects took place and those are expected to continue for years to come. Since then, global media reports and official statements...
Anti-corruption protests

Brazil judge targets dozens of politicians for ‘corruption’

Judge Edson Fachin unveiled his extensive list on Tuesday, after much speculation in the country's media. It includes almost a third of President Michel Temer's cabinet and Rio de Janeiro's mayor during the Olympics. The...
Brazil's President Michel Temer talks to the journalists during an impromptu news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Brazil court delays ruling in case that could unseat President Temer

Brazil's top electoral court on Tuesday decided to hear new witnesses in an illegal campaign financing case that could remove President Michel Temer from office, delaying any verdict in the trial until at least...
DF MP Martin Henriksen

Denmark Passes Declaration Prohibiting Muslim-Majority Neighborhoods

Denmark notably has one of the strictest rules when it comes to immigration in the European Union. The widespread concern of Denmark over immigration has made Danish lawmakers to introduce a number of laws...
Congresso Nacional, Brazil's lower house of Congress in action.

Brazil lawmakers water down fiscal austerity deal with states

Brazil's lower house of Congress on Tuesday removed many of the fiscal austerity commitments that cash-strapped states had agreed to in exchange for debt relief, once again derailing government efforts to enforce fiscal discipline...

Denmark passes ‘education cap’ despite protests

The bill restricts individuals who already have a higher education degree from pursuing a degree in another field at the same or a lower level. The plan’s backers say the move will save 300 million...
Police vest in Denmark

Denmark reaches police co-operation deal with EU

Denmark will be allowed de facto access to Europol after Danish voters opposed plans to remain part of the EU’s police co-operation agency in a compromise that may have implications for the UK’s upcoming negotiations on Brexit. Under...

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