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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 01.04.2020, 23:13

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Sweden's Swedbank fined EUR 360 mln

Sweden's Swedbank fined EUR 360 mln

19.03.2020

Sweden's Swedbank has been fined with SEK 4 bn (EUR 360 mln) for serious deficiencies in its management of the risk of money laundering in its Baltic operations, the bank informed LETA.

Keyword tags: Banks, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Legislation



Covid-19: Lithuania plans to introduce coronavirus quarantine on Monday

Covid-19: Lithuania plans to introduce coronavirus quarantine on Monday

14.03.2020

Lithuania is considering introducing quarantine on Monday due to the coronavirus threat.

Serbia continues to seek EUR 11.4 mln in damages from Lithuania's Alita

Serbia continues to seek EUR 11.4 mln in damages from Lithuania's Alita

10.03.2020

Serbia continues to seek 11.35 million euros in damages from Alita Group, a Lithuanian company owned by MG Baltic, over its alleged failure to meet its commitments under a 2007 deal on the privatization of the Serbian brewery Beogradska Industrija Piva (BIP), informed LETA/BNS.


Latvia: Economic crimes unit arrests assets worth USD 0.5 mln in so-called Magnitsky case

Latvia: Economic crimes unit arrests assets worth USD 0.5 mln in so-called Magnitsky case

09.03.2020

In February, the economic crimes unit (ENAP) of the State Police has arrested assets worth USD 0.5 million (EUR 437,067) in the so-called Magnitsky case, LETA learned from the police.

EU-blacklisted helicopter landed in Vilnius due to fuel shortage

EU-blacklisted helicopter landed in Vilnius due to fuel shortage

06.03.2020

A helicopter of an EU-blacklisted Moldovan cargo airline was allowed to land at Vilnius Airport last Saturday because it was low on fuel, writes LETA/BNS.


03.03.2020

Kristine Misane brought back to Latvia

A Latvian police convoy on Tuesday brought Kristine Misane, a Latvian national who had been detained in Denmark on suspicions of kidnapping her child, back to Latvia, according to information obtained by LETA.

03.03.2020

Poland not to extradite Ivanov to Belarus in case on laundering EUR 50 million in ABLV Bank

The Polish court today decided not to extradite Russian citizen Vyacheslav Ivanov, allegedly involved in laundering of EUR 50 mln in ABLB Bank, to Belarus, Ivanov's lawyer told LETA.

03.03.2020

Mayor: Vilnius increases arbitration claim against Veolia to EUR 560 mln

Vilnius Municipality and the municipal heat supply company Vilniaus Silumos Tinklai (VST) are seeking 560 mln euros from France's Veolia, a former operator of the Lithuanian capital's heating sector, in their Stockholm arbitration dispute, up from the previously announced amount of over 400 mln euros, informed LETA/BNS.

02.03.2020

Estonian fintech co IuteCredit suing Republic of Kosovo

As the Central Bank of Kosovo has not provided an explanation or solution regarding the revocation of the licence from the Kosovan arm of the Estonian fintech company IuteCredit, the parent company has submitted a request for arbitration to the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerc, informed LETA/BNS.

02.03.2020

Estonian-Latvian joint proposal chosen to top 8 of global IMF Anti-Corruption Challenge

A joint proposal by Transparency International (TI) chapters in Estonia and Latvia, Ministry of Justice of Estonia, School of Data in Latvia and Open Knowledge Estonia, aiming to harvest open data for early detection of conflicts of interest in public procurement, has made it to the to the final of International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Anti-Corruption Challenge, writes LETA/BNS.

26.02.2020

Lithuanians lose money while investing via Cyprus' Royal Forex LTD

Over 100 Lithuanian residents have lost hundreds of thousands of euros while investing via Cyprus company Royal Forex LTD and its investment platforms GMO trading, but the central Bank of Lithuania admits chances of recovering the money are slim, the public broadcaster LRT's investigation division information reports LETA/BNS.

24.02.2020

Danish court officially rules to extradite Misane to Latvia

A Danish court on Monday delivered an official ruling to extradite Latvian citizen Kristine Misane to Latvia, Misane's lawyer in Denmark, Henrik Stagetorn, confirmed to LETA.

21.02.2020

Norwegian police seize Lithuanian-owned haulage firm's bank accounts, trucks

Norwegian police investigating suspicions of employee exploitation by Vlantana Norge have searched the Lithuanian-owned haulage firm's premises, frozen its banks accounts and seized seven trucks, according the 15min online news site reported LETA/BNS.

21.02.2020

RIA: New type of financial fraud spreading in Estonia

The Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) registered 251 cyber incidents during January, more or less the same as the average for the previous year, and the authority also said that a new type of financial fraud is spreading where criminals target the customer base of large companies with fake invoices, writes LETA/BNS.

20.02.2020

Latvian honorary consul caught with contraband cigarettes on Ukrainian-Hungarian border

Latvian honorary consul to Ukraine, Yuri Ignatko, has been caught on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border on February 19 with contraband cigarettes in his car, according to the Latvian public television LTV7 reports informed LETA.

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