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12 Dec

European Union: Agreement on new rules to fight non cash payment fraud

The EU is stepping up the fight against fraud involving non-cash means of payment (credit cards, online shopping, etc.) by upgrading and modernising the existing rules. The European Council and Parliament negotiators reached yesterday (11 December) an agreement on the directive on combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment. This provisional political agreement […]

03 Oct

Controls on cash entering and leaving the EU: European Council adopts regulation

The European Council adopted yesterday, 2 October, regulation aimed at improving controls on cash entering or leaving the Union. This follows an agreement reached with the European Parliament in June. Terrorist financing, money laundering, tax evasion and other criminal activities need to be tracked and eliminated. The new regulation provides us with the necessary tools […]

10 May

European Central Bank (ECB) supports global strategy to improve security in wholesale payments

The European Central Bank endorses the common strategy on reducing the risk of wholesale payments fraud, as published last 8 May by the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), the globalstandard-setter for payment, clearing, settlement and related arrangements. The strategy aims to improve the security of wholesale payments that involve messaging networks, banks, financial […]

03 Apr

2017 Income Tax begins: Cases of online phishing detected by the Spanish Tax Agency

As the beginning of the 2017 Income Tax filing campaign draws near, the Tax Agency (Agencia Tributaria, in Spanish) detected several cases of attempted fraud involving the sending of emails or SMS messages containing malicious links claiming to offer tax refunds. These links are usually to fraudulent websites posing as the Tax Agency and requesting […]

20 Mar

Cybercrime is predicted to be the most disruptive fraud for organisations in the next 24 months

A much wider awareness and understanding of the range, threat and cost of fraud in business has driven reported economic crime to its highest level recorded in PwC’s bi-annual survey of business crime. The Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey by PwC examines over 7200 respondents from 123 countries. Overall, 49% of respondents, said their […]

15 Mar

European Commission adopts proposals for a European Labour Authority and for access to social protection

On past Tuesday, March, 13, the European Commission is taking more concrete new initiatives to further deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights. More specifically, the Commission presents its proposal for a European Labour Authority, as announced by President Juncker in his 2017 State of the Union address, as well as an initiative to […]


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