Region: Romania

Romanian PM formally indicted for money-laundering

Romania's prime minister, Victor Ponta, will be tried by the country's top court for fraud, tax evasion and money laundering, according to reports. Ponta has denied the allegations against him since he was charged in July.

18 September 2015

Romania charges Lukoil in €2 billion money-laundering probe

Romanian prosecutors have indicted a local subsidiary of Russian oil producer Lukoil with money laundering, according to reports. Lukoil’s Romanian refinery, Petrotel Lukoil, and its director general have both been charged.

05 August 2015

Romania raids major pharmaceutical companies in bribery probe

Romania’s main anti-bribery agency raided over 60 premises on 28 July as part of a corruption probe into drug companies, including Novartis, Roche, GlaxoSmithKline and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

31 July 2015

New GSK bribery allegations in Romania

UK pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is examing a whistleblower email, which alleges the company made improper payments to Romanian doctors in return for prescribing its drugs. The email in question was seen by newswire Reuters.

30 July 2015

Lukoil asks EU for help over Romanian €2 billion asset seizure

The European Commission is considering whether to intervene in a €2 billion asset seizure dispute between Russian oil company Lukoil and Romanian prosecutors.

16 July 2015

Romanian prime minister charged with corruption

Romania’s prime minister, Victor Ponta, was charged on 13 July with money laundering, tax evasion and fraud dating back to when he was a lawyer in 2012.

14 July 2015

Romania seizes US$2.2 billion from Russian petroleum company Lukoil

According to reports, Romanian prosecutors seized US$2.2 billion from Russian petroleum company Lukoil on 8 July, following a money-laundering and tax evasion investigation that started in 2014.

13 July 2015

Romanian official sentenced to five years for bribery

Mihail Vlasov, the former chairman of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was sentenced to five years in prison on 18 June for taking US$228,000 in bribes from a businessman to help the man in a litigation suit.

23 June 2015

Anti-corruption enforcement in eastern and central Europe on the international agenda

Thomas Firestone, resident legal advisor to the US embassy in Moscow between 2006 and 2012, says the issue of anti-corruption enforcement in Eastern Europe has become increasingly important to the international community since the relations between Russia and the West soured last year.

17 March 2015

Former Romanian finance minister under investigation

Romanian prosecutors are investigating allegations that the country’s finance minister took a bribe from a company bidding for a government contract.

16 March 2015

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