Such orders are currently limited to the territory of a member country that made them, but the Commission has suggested that ‘certain categories of disqualifications should be recognised and enforced throughout the EU’.
It promised to follow up the issue this year with firm proposals improving the circulation across Europe of information on criminal convictions and office-holding bans.
The paper also suggested an EU law telling member states to fine companies tainted by corruption and crime at an ‘effective, proportionate and dissuasive’ level, citing ‘corporate liability’.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
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