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2011-07-21 13:41:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google and Facebook pumped record amounts into their lobbying efforts during the second quarter, according to just filed disclosure reports.

2011-06-10 11:27:00

KYIV, Ukraine, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the framework of fighting corruption, Ukraine has been taking a series of measures to prevent the spread of corrupt practices in the country.

2011-06-09 13:07:00

Total spending climbed by over $850,000 Private sector spending on lobbying still goes unreported CHICAGO, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local governments, transit agencies and other public bodies spent nearly $7.5 million in the last fiscal year on contracts with lobbyists hired to monitor and influence state officials, according to an annual survey conducted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR). ICPR utilized the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to gather contract...

2011-06-08 08:27:00

Volume of electronic media makes case analysis more complex WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Control Risks, one of the world's leading business risk consultancies, warns that stronger anti-corruption enforcement and the associated potential rise in regulatory investigations will require organizations to build more advanced information gathering and analysis processes for rapid and cost effective defence strategies. Organizations today produce and retain vast quantities of...

2011-06-08 05:00:00

MIAMI, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami headquartered WorldCompliance reaches milestone in the fight against corruption, by announcing that its PEP database today surpassed 1,000,000 detailed profiles of Politically Exposed Persons, their family members and close associates.

2011-06-01 12:04:00

NEW YORK, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When one thinks about how Washington, D.C. works, certain groups are always seen as being too powerful and wielding too much influence among the decision-making authorities.

2011-05-19 10:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Later today, the Senate will hold a vote to end the filibuster against Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2005, when a handful of President Bush's nominees faced filibusters, at least 12 current U.S.

2011-04-26 06:55:00

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the current state of the union in turmoil due to strongly opposed positions on national and state budgets, now is the time to check out ElectedFace.com, a non-partisan website designed to be the social media platform for politics.

2011-04-11 05:30:00

KYIV, Ukraine, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new law On Principles of Prevention and Combating Corruption in Ukraine, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian parliament), stipulates that government officials and their close relatives now are obliged to declare their income and, what is more important, any expenses that exceed their income and publish such financial declarations in the official press. The draft of anticorruption law was submitted by Ukrainian president last year...

2011-03-31 06:30:00

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of the companies doing business internationally are shelving key business partnerships due to concerns about corruption liability in foreign markets, according to this year's Dow Jones State of Anti-Corruption Survey.


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cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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