Tom Blades is an executive big on compliance. The Bilfiger CEO has the watchful eye of the US Department of Justice to contend with after his company was found guilty of corruption in a case dating back to 2003. A frank interview.
The inquiry follows a series of right-wing press articles accusing the government of mismanagement of EU funds received in 2015 and 2016. Greece has been criticized in the past for its implementation of anti-graft laws.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged Pakistan to up the fight against militant groups. Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the US, told DW that Pakistan could face dire consequence for non-compliance.
The decision to fine the Brazilian corporation has extensively impacted the political sphere in the country. President Michael Temer said he expected almost a third of his cabinet to resign as part of the probe.
Whether in cars, laptops or smartphones, cobalt is in nearly all batteries. The biggest supplier is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where human rights are often violated in the mines.
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