Europe

European Commission shames Saudi Arabia, Panama with ‘dirty money’ list
Simon Bowers · February 14, 2019

The expansion of a list of jurisdictions linked to money laundering or terrorist financing has attracted criticism from some of the included countries.

Why has the European Commission not investigated Lux Leaks tax deals?
Simon Bowers · February 12, 2019

Jean-Claude Juncker’s legacy remains tainted by his Luxembourg past as he bows out as the European Commission president this year.

French inquiry urges ban of popular breast implant but balks at blanket prohibition
Sasha Chavkin and Douglas Dalby · February 8, 2019

A committee convened by France’s medical device safety authority has stopped short of calling for the total removal of textured breast implants.

Germany moves on implant registry
Douglas Dalby · February 4, 2019

The German Government has proposed legislation to create a national register to improve controls on medical implants just two months after the Implant Files was first published.

Implant tourism leaves patients in pain and far from their surgeon
Will Fitzgibbon · January 28, 2019

Medical tourism operators are luring patients to Africa for operations that leave them in crippling pain and with little more than WhatsApp messages for support.

Implant Files in Europe: Patients will be heard as safety failings are laid bare
Simon Bowers · January 17, 2019

Politicians, regulators, and prosecutors across Europe have begun reacting to Implant Files revelations that exposed questionable practices, safety failures and regulatory lapses…

Patients Across The World Outraged By Failure To Inform Them Of Device Dangers
Spencer Woodman and Razzan Nakhlawi · January 15, 2019

More than 2,000 patients around the world say they were not warned about the potential harm related to their medical implant.

Nike Could Owe Billions In Back Tax If New EU Probe Finds Against It
Simon Bowers · January 10, 2019

The newly-announced European investigation into suspected illegal state aid follows ICIJ’s Paradise Papers reporting, which uncovered details of Nike’s global tax strategy.

Doctors demand to see medical device safety evidence in Europe
Simon Bowers · November 30, 2018

Senior doctors, consumer groups and transparency campaigners want manufacturers of high-risk medical devices to be forced to make safety data public.

Implant Files prompt immediate response, before first stories published
Will Fitzgibbon and Martha M. Hamilton · November 25, 2018

Government regulators, industry lobbyists and medical experts scrambled to get ahead of ICIJ’s latest investigation, the Implant Files, before the first word was even published.