12 Jul 2016
Published in Research Paper

SPECIAL REPORT: DISCONTINUANCE OF THE 500 EURO NOTE – GOOD NEWS FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST ORGANISED CRIME AND TERRORISM?

On 4 May 2016, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to discontinue the production and issuance of the EUR 500 banknote. Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, considers whether this decision represents good news for the fight against organised crime and terrorism.

25 May 2016
Published in Research Paper

Special Report: Sovereign Wealth Funds – Will 1MDB and the Panama Papers lead to greater transparency in the government investment sector?

As scrutiny around governments’ investments increases following the 1MDB saga and the release of the Panama Papers, will SWFs, governments, or national regulators be persuaded of the need for a wide-ranging drive towards greater transparency?