FinCEN Files: Investigation into Dirty Money Transfers from Major Global Banks

At least $ 2 trillion in suspicious transactions were carried out between 2000 and 2017 by several major global banks. This is what an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, made up of 400 journalists from the media in 88 countries, including the investigation units of Radio France and the newspaper Le Monde, reveals.
For their investigation, ICIJ journalists were able to obtain "suspicious activity reports". These are top-secret documents that US bank internal compliance officials send to US financial intelligence agencies when they detect questionable money transfers.

According to these documents, 2,000 billion dollars in suspicious transactions may have been carried out. It is dirty money linked to drugs, corruption, organized crime and terrorism.

Large banks are singled out like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon or HSBC. They ensure, however, that they make significant efforts to combat financial crime an…

EDF activates the pandemic plan in Flamanville

Flamanville, in the Manche, is not only the construction site of the future EPR, the new generation reactor which has accumulated delays and additional costs for many years now. It is also two reactors in operation. When they’re not down for maintenance, like they’re doing now. Their restart was scheduled for May 31. It will undoubtedly be postponed, since EDF has just launched the pandemic plan for reactors 1 and 2 at Flamanville. In question, the numerous cases of coronavirus in Cotentin, which also affect the staff of the plant.

EDF activates the pandemic plan in Flamanville

"The business continuity plan was launched in Flamanville 1 and 2 from today," said an EDF spokesperson. It is a compulsory plan that allows you to continue working when the absenteeism rate is very high. Concretely, this means that "only the people who perform functions essential to the safety and security of the site will go to the site," the spokeswoman said. These are the operating teams, which operate and monitor the reactors currently shut down, the safety engineers, the protective personnel and those responsible for monitoring the environment.

The site of the future EPR is not affected by these measures. This means that the work will continue. But they were already expected to slow down. Flamanville is, for the moment, the only power station where EDF has had to implement this business continuity plan. But the company is prepared to deal with any deterioration.