René Bruelhart is the new director of the Authority for Financial Information (AIF). It is a significant appointment –it shows that the Holy See is moving towards full adherence to international transparency standards. MONEYVAL’s Plenary Assembly – the body of the Council of Europe that evaluates if its member states are meeting [...]
Financial transparency and Holy See. Chronicles of an anniversary
One year ago – it was the 30th of December 2010 – the publication of the Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio for the prevention and countering of illegal activities in the area of monetary and financial dealings was considered one of the most important news. The Motu Proprio extended to the Holy See the [...]
From Ireland with worries. A new Papal nuncio to stop the Irish crisis.
The appointment of Charles Brown – a non-diplomat that served until now in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – as new Papal nuncio in Ireland has a double meaning. First, it reflects the seriousness of Rome’s intent to put relations between itself and Ireland on an altogether new footing. But, [...]
The bonfire of vanities. A curial story.
The last document released by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace was delivered to the participants to G20. Some of the proposal contained in the document were also part of the agenda of the summit. For example the tax on financial transactions, called a “Tobin tax” after the name of its [...]