Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DT 18 / 2005

Volcker Commission: Volvo refused to cooperate with investigation

 
The commission looking into alleged corruption in the Iraq oil-for-food programme charges that Volvo Construction Equipment (CE), a subsidiary of the giant Volvo Group of Sweden, refused to cooperate with investigators. It concludes that the Swedish company “knowingly" paid kickbacks to Saddam Hussein’s regime in connection with a large contract for vehicles delivery.
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Government deal ends era of 100% NGO financing

 
The Danish government is putting an end to a decade of full state financing for large NGOs. From next year, NGOs will be required to raise funds from the public equivalent to 5 per cent of their Danida annual grant . In 2007, this increases to 10 per cent. MS and Ibis are in hot water.
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Wangari Maathai considers ‘liaison’ role in de Soto commission

 
DT has learned that the Kenyan Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai has accepted in principle to be associated with the High-Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. Maathai is reportedly in close dialogue with the secretariat for the commission. She has indicated that she wants to have a special role as “liaison officer" with civil society.
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