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)...

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...
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...
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...
Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula de Silva is facing two separate trials

Brazil politicians linked to Petrobras scandal draft bills for ‘self-preservation’

Politicians suspected of profiting from Brazil’s biggest-ever corruption scandal are drafting legislation aimed at letting themselves off the hook, according to the the country’s chief prosecutor. The prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, said he feared Brazil might repeat the...
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...
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...
Lula's Finance Minister being arrested

Petrobras scandal: Brazil ex-Minister Antonio Palocci arrested

Prosecutors said he had maintained a "criminal relationship" with officials at a construction conglomerate. His lawyer said he was innocent and called the arrest a "spectacle". Dozens of politicians and Petrobras executives have been arrested and...
Immigrants in Denmark

Integration In Denmark Is An Overrated Subject

Recently, a major Danish media vehicle hired a Syrian refugee as an intern and started a discussion about ‘How to make it in Denmark’. My impression was that the goal of its series of...
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