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Scandalous news about European politicians, world celebrity and businessman: scandals, exposures, and compromising evidence, high-profile investigations

The European Commission has filed a lawsuit against Poland

The European Commission has filed a lawsuit with the Court of Justice of the European Union against Poland due to the violation of the EU law on the independence of the national regulatory authority by this country, the website of the European Commission reports.

“The EC decided today to file a claim with the EU Court of Justice against Poland due to a violation of EU law, which guarantees the independence of the national telecommunications regulator,” the message says.

According to the European Commission, the Polish government changed the law on the media regulator, after which the head of the Electronic Communications Directorate was dismissed ahead of schedule in May 2020. This is contrary to the common European laws, which Poland is obliged to comply with as a member of the European Union.

Earlier, Poland was fined €500 thousand per day for an operating mine.

The Czech Republic filed a request to stop the operation of the mine at the end of February 2021. The conflict between her and Poland over Turov has been going on for several years. According to the official Prague, the work of the mine causes environmental harm to the country. The mine is located in southwestern Poland, close to the borders of the Czech Republic and Germany.

Xiaomi responds to the accusations of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense about “built-in censorship” in smartphones

The Chinese company Xiaomi said its devices do not censor user communication in response to accusations from the Lithuanian Defense Ministry.

This is stated in the comments of the press service of the company.

“Xiaomi devices do not censor user communication — neither input nor original. Xiaomi has never limited and will not restrict or block any personal use of our smartphones by users, in particular searches, calls, web browsing, or the use of third-party software. For communication, “the comment says.

The company has assured that Xiaomi fully respects and protects the legal rights of all users, and adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).

The announcement comes in response to a report by the National Cyber Security Center of the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense, in which consumers were advised to avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and get rid of those they had bought earlier.

The report pointed out that the flagship smartphones sold in Europe by the Chinese giant Xiaomi have a built-in ability to identify and censor terms such as “Free Tibet”, “Long live Taiwan independence” or “Democracy Movement”.

Recently, relations between Lithuania and China have worsened due to the opening of a mission in Vilnius, which will be called the Representative Office of Taiwan.

British Ministry of Defense suspends officer for leaking data of 250 Afghan interpreters

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace expressed outrage at the leaked emails of dozens of Afghan interpreters working for British forces in Afghanistan.

It is reported by the BBC.

The email addresses of more than 250 people who want to move to Britain and many of whom are in hiding were mistakenly copied into an email.

Wallace apologized to them and said he had launched an investigation.

One person has been suspended, he said.

“I apologize to the Afghans affected by this data breach. We’re working with them now with the Department of the Interior to make security recommendations,” Wallace said, speaking in the House of Commons.

“This is an unacceptable level of service that is failing thousands of service members and veterans,” the secretary added.

The email was sent to interpreters who remain in Afghanistan, or have already been able to get into other countries.

Their email addresses could be seen by all recipients, and the people’s names and some related profile images were revealed.

Translators were advised to change their email addresses.

What connects the «King of supermarkets» Carmelo Lucchese and businessman Giovanni Goso

In February 2021, Italian police confiscated €150 million from the “king of supermarkets” in Palermo, who had ties to the mafia.

Carmelo Lucchese, 53, owns 13 supermarkets in and around Palermo, Bagheria, Carini, Bolonetta, San Cipirello and Termini Imerese.

The police froze his bank accounts, and stocks confiscated companies and confiscated property and cars.

Police said their investigation showed that Lucchese, although not a member of Cosa Nostra, was “close” to them.

Informants said he had ties to the Bagheria mafia and had commercial gains from them.

During investigations, investigators discovered a connection between Giovanni Goso, owner of Goso Costruzioni, and the main suspect, Lucchese Carmelo of GAMAC.

Suspicions of a money-laundering scheme appear to be related to the relationship between the two businessmen.

Giovanni Gozo was allegedly responsible for the outside of the responsible company and was involved in the construction of supermarkets and fast-food chains in northern Italy.

At this point, investigators do not rule out that Carmelo and the builder Giovanni Gozo were involved in other illegal activities together and that more people were involved.

Online fraudsters linked to the Italian mafia were exposed in Spain

The Spanish National Police in cooperation with Italian colleagues and Europol exposed the criminal group, which only last year stole about 10 million euros, detained more than 100 suspects.

This is reported by the press service of Europol.

The group is believed to be linked to the Italian mafia and was involved in online fraud, money laundering, drug trafficking, and other crimes.

“The suspects defrauded hundreds of victims through phishing attacks and other online scams such as SIM card swapping and compromised business emails. The money was laundered through an extensive network of intermediaries and shell companies. Illegal profits in the last year alone are estimated at about 10 million euros”, — reports Europol.

It is noted that the group had an elaborate hierarchy and included hackers who created phishing newsletters and a group that was responsible for “whitening” the money. Most of the group’s members are Italian nationals but were based on the Canary Island of Tenerife. The victims of the scammers were mostly Italians.

The operation involved 106 arrests, most of them in Spain, and 16 searches, freezing 118 accounts. Numerous electronic devices, credit cards, marijuana plantations, and equipment for growing and distributing marijuana were also seized.