In Cyprus, investor schemes offer kleptocrats a pathway to EU citizenship.
Kleptocracy Weekly: May 8-12
Casey Michel talks to Zselyke Csaky about Hungary’s descent into cronyism under Victor Orban.
EU citizenship is up for sale, and we don’t know who’s buying – or why. Natalie Duffy talks to Harry Cooper about Malta’s controversial Individual Investor Program.
RFE/RL exposes Russian Railways’ corruption; KI on ending anonymous companies; and KI events in October
Is Nadia Savchenko Ukraine’s new hope? China to lead on anti-corruption, London’s addiction to offshore money, and Canada criticized for dropping Magnitsky Act
$10.5bn stolen from Russia, Moldova in the limelight, Xi Jinping compared to Chiang Kai-shek, and Iraqi politicians steal funds earmarked for fighting ISIS
Panama Papers go online, 300 economists say “no justification” for tax havens, and China buys Canada
Automatic renewal of EU’s Russia sanctions blocked, Russian minister charged with embezzlement, and HSBC freezes Chinese tycoon’s assets
Ukrainian oligarchs are deeply entrenched in the country’s political system, China prosecutes a high level anti-corruption official for graft, and Russia and China plan a joint military exercise in the Sea of Japan