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  • Action against corruption, economic fraud & identity-related crime (2012-2015)

    As corruption permeates the political, economic and social spheres of communities and countries, the stability and security of individual countries and of the international community are threatened and there can be few prospects for development and prosperity. Specifically, corruption hinders efforts to achieve the internationally agreed upon Millennium Development...
  • Italy, France, Spain, Portugal Discuss Possible Shared Liquidity

    The regulators from four European countries convened in Barcelona recently for a two-day meet to discuss regulatory co-operation. As part of a general discussion on information sharing, the regulators discussed the possibility of shared liquidity in online poker. The meeting took place June 19-June 20 between the Italy’s AAMS,...
  • Interpol Secretary General Ronald K. Noble Interview – Sports Business Summit… (Video)

    Keeping sport clean needs enhanced policing and prevention, INTERPOL Chief tells Sports Business Summit ISTANBUL, Turkey – Sports integrity efforts require all stakeholders to enhance anti-corruption policing and prevention against match-fixing and illegal betting, INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble said today. Speaking at the inaugural International Herald Tribune...
  • Escape from gambling hell

    Eugene Farrar combed his hair, put on his best suit and polished his shoes. He wanted to make sure he looked the part for the moment he chose to turn his life around. On a spring afternoon last year, the 42-year-old calmly walked into a betting shop in Knaresborough,...
  • Casino de Espinho condenado a indemnizar cliente viciado no jogo

    O Supremo Tribunal de Justiça confirmou a condenação do Casino de Espinho ao pagamento de uma indemnização de 82.893 euros a um cliente viciado no jogo, que em dois anos ali “destruiu” uma fortuna. A seu pedido, o cliente tinha sido proibido pela Inspeção Geral de Jogos (IGJ) de...
  • 12th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport

    FEASIBILITY STUDY ON A POSSIBLE LEGAL INSTRUMENT ON THE INTEGRITY OF SPORT AGAINST MANIPULATION OF RESULTS Background Paper and Draft Resolution I. Background II. Introductory remarks III. Scope of a possible instrument / Pros and cons of a legally binding instrument IV. Prevention V. International co-operation VI. Sanctions VII....
  • 12th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers Responsible for Sport – Final Resolutions

    Final Resolutions Resolution No. 1 International co-operation on promotion of the integrity of sport against the manipulation of results (match-fixing) Resolution No. 2 Current Issues in Pan-European Sports Co-operation Resolution No. 2.1 Current Issues in Pan-European Sports Co-operation Co-operation between the Council of Europe and the European Union Resolution...
  • Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on ‘Developing the European dimension of sport’

    Opinion of the Committee of the Regions on ‘Developing the European dimension of sport’ THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS — stresses that local and regional authorities have always acknowledged and harnessed the educational potential of sport, incorporating it into education policies and measures to improve quality of life, including...
  • Portugal Takes a Stand Against Internet Gambling Advertising

    A recent ruling in a Portuguese court calls for The Portuguese League for Professional Football (LPFP) to remove all advertising referring to online gaming company bwin.party. The ruling stems from litigation that started in 2005 when casino and lottery interests within Portugal objected to the actions of bwin. The...
  • Taxation and online sports betting in Germany

    Taxation and online sports betting in Germany Considering the relative merits of a tax on gross gaming revenue and a tax on stakes for the potential regulation of online sports betting. Table of Contents Page 1. Executive summary 2. Introduction 2.1. Purpose of the study 2.2. Scope and approach...
  • Council conclusions on combating match-fixing

    THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, 1. RECALLING: — that the Council on 20 May 2011 established a European Union Work Plan for Sport for 2011-2014 which highlighted match-fixing and promotion of good governance as a priority theme. The Expert Group ‘Good Governance in Sport’ was set up to...
  • Report on the European dimension in sport

    Report on the European dimension in sport … CONTENTS MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC AND MONETARY AFFAIRS OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE INTERNAL MARKET AND CONSUMER PROTECTION...
  • Report on online gambling in the Internal Market

    EXPLANATORY STATEMENT The online gambling sector is growing constantly. Nowadays, according to current figures, about 10% – a figure which is rising – of all gambling in Europe takes place on the Internet or via comparable distribution channels such as mobile ‘phones or interactive television platforms, with a market...
  • Ireland To Tax Remote Gambling

    Ireland is to modernize its gambling laws, with changes designed to tackle the shortcomings of current legislation, which include the absence of a taxation regime for remote gambling. The plans, announced Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, have been agreed by the government, but detailed arrangements for...
  • Inside Story – Football, a corrupt sport? (Video)

    Inside Story takes a closer look at match-fixing in football and how more recent corruption allegations may affect the future of the sport. This episode of Inside Story aired on Tuesday,...
  • Study on the funding of grassroots sports in the EU

    Study on the funding of grassroots sports in the EU … 1 Introduction This volume presents the economic and regulatory framework for grassroots sport in each EU Member State, along with the general information on the resources allocated to sport. Unless otherwise stated, all the revenue figures presented refer...
  • Resolution of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, on a European Union Work Plan for Sport for 2011-2014

    THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE MEMBER STATES, 1. INTRODUCTION RECALL the competence assigned to the European Union, in particular by Article 6 and Article 165 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, according to which sport is...
  • Dispositions des Instruments Juridiques Internationaux Erigeant la Corruption Sportive en Infraction Penale

    Accord partiel élargi sur le sport (APES) I. Introduction II. Le trucage des matchs comme une forme de corruption II.1. Le sport en tant qu’activité du secteur public a) Convention des Nations Unies contre la corruption b) Convention pénale du Conseil de l’Europe sur la corruption II.2. Le sport...
  • Written Declaration on combating corruption in European Sport

    Written declaration on combating corruption in European Sport   The European Parliament, – having regard to the seventh indent of Article 165(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which states that Union action shall be aimed at developing the European dimension in sport, by promoting...
  • Developing the European Dimension in Sport

    Developing the European Dimension in Sport INTRODUCTION EU-level cooperation and dialogue on sport have been greatly enhanced thanks to the 2007 White Paper on Sport1 . Almost all actions in the accompanying “Pierre de Coubertin” Action Plan have been completed or are being implemented. The White Paper includes a...
  • The Lisbon Treaty and EU Sports Policy

    The Lisbon Treaty and EU Sports Policy A study providing a panorama of the possibilities of EU sports policy at a time when these are being reviewed after the approval of the Lisbon Treaty. In particular, the study assesses from a legal point of view, the potential of the...
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