Croatia’s Constitutional Court cancels ex-PM Ivo S. bribery convictions and orders retrial

The Constitutional Court of Croatia has overturned and ordered a retrial of two final bribery convictions against former Prime Minister Ivo S., who was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for accepting a bribe from Austria’s Hypo Bank in mid-1990s and for taking a kickback from the Hungarian oil group MOL in 2008 in exchange for allowing it to take management role in Croatia’s biggest oil firm INA ...

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Counterfeit goods production on the rise in the EU

Counterfeit goods production in the EU is on the rise, according to the 2015 Situation Report on Counterfeiting in the European Union, as prepared by EU agencies Europol, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights. ...

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