A Supreme Court decision involving the World Bank and Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin could threaten fair trials for falsely accused Canadians in the future and help corrupt Canadians to escape punishment. Patricia Adams of Probe International for the Financial Post.
(December 19, 2007) In the wake of a staff mutiny against former World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz, the U.K. edition of The Economist notes that the lending giant’s new head, Robert Zoellick, has raised a windfall in support from rich countries.
(May 18, 2007) All that mattered to Mr. Wolfowitz’s accusers was to be rid of him, whatever the pretext or methods.
(May 17, 2007) The resignation, effective June 30, brings a dramatic conclusion to two days of negotiations between Mr. Wolfowitz and the bank board after weeks of turmoil.
(May 15, 2007) More evidence the Wolfowitz accusers chose to ignore.
(May 14, 2007) According to a report by the World Bank’s ad hoc group, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz did violate ethics rules in his handling of a promotion and generous pay rise […]
(May 11, 2007) A blog advocating for the resignation of World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz.
(May 10, 2007) “If this is true, it’s disappointing and outrageous. What is the point of giving us time to make a submission if they have already made up their minds?”
(May 10, 2007) The kerfuffle over whether Paul Wolfowitz, the World Bank’s president, behaved badly regarding the contract for his companion to facilitate her departure from the bank involves no large issue. The bank’s existence does. The bank’s rationale, never strong, has evaporated.
(May 9, 2007) A majority on the World Bank’s board, many of whom are directors from Third World countries opposed to president Paul Wolfowitz’s anti-corruption campaign, understandably want him out. But why is the World Bank Group Staff Association so intent on getting rid of Wolfowitz?
(May 9, 2007) Additional time has been granted the World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to comment on the draft report of the World Bank’s ad hoc committee, which was provided to him on May 6.
(May 4, 2007) In the flap over Paul Wolfowitz’s "sweetheart deal" for Shaha Riza, World Bank staffers are demanding his resignation to protect the "credibility" of the Bank. This is rich.
(May 3, 2007) Nearly 1,400 employees make more than Condi Rice.
(May 3, 2007) “I’m having a hard time whipping myself up into a state of indignation over Paul Wolfowitz. Sorry. Could it be me? Could it be the onset of delightful weather? Or could it be that Paul Wolfowitz is being railroaded?”
(May 2, 2007) “When the heated rhetoric of the Statements is set aside, there is substantial agreement between me and Mssrs. Melkert and Danino about many of the key facts.”