European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans:  “There should be no punishment for doing the right thing.” Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Legal protection for whistleblowers in the state and private sectors akin to Irish legislation is to be extended throughout the EU, the European Commi(...)

China has been working hard to foster international co-operation in hunting down suspected corrupt officials who fled with billions in funds, all part of president Xi Jinping’s corruption crackdown. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

China’s anti-corruption efforts have netted hundreds of fugitives fleeing graft investigations from overseas, including 33 of the Communist Party’s 10(...)

The study finds that  just four out of 41 exporter countries who signed up to the OECD anti-bribery convention 15 years ago are actively investigating and prosecuting companies that cheat taxpayers

Ireland is among a number of exporter countries accused of doing little or nothing to stamp out corruption in the business world. A report issu(...)

Former CEO of Russian oil gaint Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky stands behind bars during a trial in Moscow.

A business owner in Russia has a better chance of ending up in the penal colony system once known as the gulag than a common burglar does. More than 1(...)