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Attack on Rompetrol and foreign capital

Romania’s major energy company Rompetrol was on the verge of sale to a Chinese company when the country’s investigative agency, the Directorate for the Investigation of Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), announced it was investigating a thirteen year old transaction. The background to the decision to launch an investigation  has not been revealed. The probe […]

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Pills and capsule scatted on the table

Pharma’s “godfathers” in China

The Chinese market has been a wild east for Western pharmaceutical companies; any amount of bribery and corruption was justified to gain a toehold in this massive market. The fury against the companies reached the point where one Chinese paper called them ‘Godfathers’. Companies bribed doctors and hospital officials to take their drugs with impunity, […]

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