World Cup and European Championship qualifiers were among more than 380 professional soccer matches targeted by criminals trying to fix games to generate more than 8 million euros ($10.9 million) in profit, according to the region’s law enforcement agency.
Poland’s pipeline operator Gaz- System SA said it signed a deal to take over the management of the Yamal natural gas pipeline from EuRoPol Gaz SA, a joint venture of OAO Gazprom of Russia and Poland’s Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA.
European Union member police departments, in unison with Europol and Interpol, thwarted efforts to transfer 28 million euros ($38.5 million) of stolen emission-trading rights, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The watchman at Germany’s largest oil refinery, the MiRO plant in Karlsruhe, would wait until a fellow security guard was out of sight before sending a text message that it was safe to drive a 10,000-liter tanker of stolen diesel out the gates.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk dismissed Treasury Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski for failing to inform him about a deal with OAO Gazprom over the Russian natural gas producer’s pipeline expansion plans.