Petrobras scandal project received millions from UKEF and UKTI

(Guardian, London, 20 March 2015) The UK government provided hundreds of millions of pounds worth of support for a controversial energy project in Brazil that is now at the centre of a sprawling corruption scandal engulfing the country’s political and business elite. Hundreds of contracts for energy projects, from refineries to oil rigs, have been implicated in the scandal which has seen executives at Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras and many of its contractors charged in connection with alleged bribery and money-laundering. ECA Watch member Both Ends drew attention to Dutch bribes paid to Petrobras in December 2014.