A system of controlled transparency is far more effective as a tool for battling corruption than a completely unlimited system of transparency.
A response to Transparency International and Laure Brillaud’s criticism of Martin Kenney’s recent EU Observer piece about the flaws in public UBO registers.
Martin Kenney asks: Is the UAE a safe haven for international fraudsters?
Looking forward to 2019, Martin Kenney says campaigners hold a very firm assumption that public UBO registers are fundamental for transparency. “I will continue to tell them that they are incorrect,” he says.
A Scottish newspaper asserts that Alisher Usmanov, an Uzbek-born Russian billionaire who was a major shareholder in the Premier League football club, Arsenal , may be behind a Scottish entity that appears to be funnelling funds to and from Uzbekistan.