Category: Romania

Austria turns its attention to a Swiss company in Romanian bribery scandal

A new development in the corruption scandal that has shaken Romania involving a contract for the renovation of a section of the Bucharest-Constanta railway line. According to Romanian authorities, it is Austria’s turn to take an interest in the banking records of a Swiss company. The information comes from a ruling by the Federal Criminal Court, dated July 31, …

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Switzerland grants request from former Romanian prosecutor Laura Kövesi

A Swiss lawyer has failed in a Federal Supreme Court bid to block a request for legal assistance from Romania. The lawyer cited accusations by the Romanian authorities against the country’s former chief prosecutor, Laura Codruța Kövesi, current favourite in Brussels to head the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Switzerland’s highest court flatly rejected the arguments against Kövesi. …

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Advisor to Beny Steinmetz suspected of corruption in Romania

Switzerland will hand over information to the Bucharest authorities pursuing an investigation into the Israeli political advisor Tal Silberstein. A Federal Supreme Court decision reveals that Silberstein is suspected of corruption in connection with the 2009 presidential election in Romania. Silberstein was arrested in Israel at the end of 2016 along with the French-Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz, founder of …

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