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Investigativer Report: Korrupte EU Gestalten liessen sich mit 2,8 Milliarden Euro von der Aserbeischan Mafia kaufen (TAP – Pipeline)

Man hat das System im Stile von Georg Soros uebernommen und Hillary Clinton, das die Saudis, Katar, oder Aserbeidschan fuer Geld Alles auch gefaelschte Berichte der EU, OSCE kaufen kann.

Europas Demokratie Model und das reale Scheitern am Beispiel Ukraine, Aserbeidschan und Albanien

Alles lange bekannt, das jeder OSCE Abgesandte ebenso sofort bestochen wird, der dort auftaucht, wobei der Name Wolfgang Grossruck, einer Ratte hier nicht faellt, aber als besonders korrupt bekannt, wie der EU Kommissar: Johannes Hahn und Knut Fleckenstein. Die TAP Gaspipeline, ein kriminelles Produkt, der EU was lange bekannt ist, wo serioere Firmen schon ausstiegen, der Ausstieg vom Europarat, Experten schon lange gefordert wird.

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Korrupte Dumm Gestalten:

 Thorbjørn Jagland (2007), organisierte für OBAMA, den Friedennobel Preis, eine Peinlichkeit der Geschichte.
Thorbjørn Jagland, ein Ex-Ministerpräsidnet von Norwegen, Generalsekretär des Europarates, fordert eine unabhängige Untersuchung, weil in Brüssel sogar Millionen von der Aserbeischanischen verteilt werden.

The Azerbaijani Laundromat is a complex money-laundering operation and slush fund that handled $2.9 billion over a two-year period through four shell companies registered in the UK.

The scheme was uncovered through a joint investigation by Berlingske (Denmark), OCCRP, The Guardian (UK), Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Le Monde (France), Tages-Anzeiger and Tribune de Genève (Switzerland), De Tijd (Belgium), Novaya Gazeta (Russia), Dossier (Austria), Atlatszo.hu (Hungary), Delo (Slovenia), RISE Project (Romania), Bivol (Bulgaria), Aripaev (Estonia), Czech Center for Investigative Journalism (Czech Republic), and Barron’s (US).

From 2012 to 2014, even as the Azerbaijani government arrested activists and journalists wholesale, members of the country’s ruling elite were using a secret slush fund to pay off European politicians, buy luxury goods, launder money, and otherwise benefit themselves.

Banking records revealing some 2.5 billion euro (US$ 2.9 billion) in transactions were leaked to the Danish newspaper Berlingske, which shared them with OCCRP. The two outlets then organized a collaborative investigation to track down where the money went.

The result is the Azerbaijani Laundromat — so called because the vast sums that passed through it were laundered through a series of shell companies to disguise their origin. The project reveals the many uses to which the country’s kleptocratic ruling clique puts some of its billions.

Among other things, the money bought silence. During this period, the Azerbaijani government threw more than 90 human rights activists, opposition politicians, and journalists (such as OCCRP journalist Khadija Ismayilova) into prison on politically motivated charges. The human rights crackdown was roundly condemned by international human rights groups.

Meanwhile, at least three European politicians, a journalist who wrote stories friendly to the regime, and businessmen who praised the government were among the recipients of Azerbaijani Laundromat money. In some cases, these prominent individuals were able to mobilize important international organizations, such as UNESCO and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, to score PR victories for the regime.

Nor do major Western financial institutions escape responsibility. The banking records in the leak — over 16,000 transactions in all — reveal that the core of the Azerbaijani Laundromat was formed by four shell companies registered in the United Kingdom. The country’s lax regulations allowed these companies to file registration paperwork that listed proxy or non-existent shareholders and disguise their true origins.

Moreover, the records show that Danske Bank, a major European financial institution, turned a blind eye to transactions that should have raised red flags. The bank’s Estonian branch handled the accounts of all four Azerbaijani Laundromat companies, allowing the billions to pass through it without investigating their propriety.

A majority of the payments went to other secretive shell companies similarly registered in the UK, indicating that the full extent of the scheme may be much larger than is currently known. Large amounts also went to companies in the UAE and Turkey. (Some of the transactions involve companies in the Russian Laundromat, a vast money laundering scheme previously exposed by OCCRP.)

The subsequent flow of much of these funds is unknown. But the records reveal that millions of dollars ended up in the accounts of companies and individuals across the world, including luxury car dealerships, football clubs, high-end travel agencies, and hospitals. Many of these recipients would not have understood the problematic nature of the transfers, and cannot be accused of doing anything improper. But their involvement reveals the many uses to which the scheme’s operators put their money.

The recipients also included prominent Azerbaijanis with government positions or connections. These include the family of Yaqub Eyyubov, Azerbaijan’s first deputy prime minister, who is one of the country’s most powerful politicians.

They also include Ali Nagiyev, a man responsible for battling corruption in Azerbaijan. As it turns out, he and his family were major users of the system.

Another $130 million likely went to AvroMed, a major drug company co-founded by Javashir Feyziyev, a member of the Azerbaijani parliament who specializes in building relationships with EU politicians. (The recipient’s actual ownership is hidden, but its records match what is known about the pharmaceutical giant.)

But where did all this money come from? Its precise origin is unclear — again, hidden behind a series of secretive shell companies — but there is ample evidence of its connection to the family of President Ilham Aliyev.

Almost half of the $2.9 billion came from an account held in the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) by a mysterious shell company linked to the Aliyevs. The second and third biggest contributors were two offshore companies with direct connections to a regime insider. Some of the money came directly from various government ministries. Mysteriously, another portion came from Rosoboronexport, a state-owned Russian arms exporter. It is clear that the full extent of the Azerbaijani Laundromat will be explored for years to come.

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What is a Laundromat?

The Azerbaijani Laundromat is the name given to a complex money-laundering operation that handled US$ 2.9 billion over a two-year period thanks to four shell companies registered in the United Kingdom.

 

The Southern Gas Corridor, a system of mega-pipelines meant to bring gas from the Caspian region to Europe, is unnecessary in light of gas demand projections but will boost Azerbaijan’s dictatorial regime and cause damage to local communities and the environment.

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Deutlicher als Cecilia Malmström kann man es kaum ausdrücken, was in der EU schiefläuft:

“I do not take my mandate from the European people.”

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  1. September 12, 2017 um 6:28 am

    Aserbeidschan und die Kaviardiplomatie
    12. September 2017 Dirk Eckert

    Das Land in der Hand einer Familiendynastie kämpft mit dem Preisverfall des Öls und hat mit Milliarden Lobbyarbeit bei Politiker und Journalisten gemacht

    Alles hell erleuchtet, vom Flughafen bis in die Innenstadt. So präsentiert sich Baku den Besuchern. Das Land des Feuers nennt sich Aserbaidschan traditionell, wegen der Erdöl- und Erdgasvorkommen im Lande. Deswegen sind die großen Häuser an den Hauptstraßen der Stadt hell erleuchtet, ebenso wie die Altstadt. Schlendert man die Promenade entlang, sieht man auch die Baku Crystal Hall leuchten, wo 2012 der Eurovision Song Contest stattfand.

    https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Aserbeidschan-und-die-Kaviardiplomatie-3826043.html

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