Keith Nuthall
EUROPEAN Union companies alerting European Commission investigators about cartels of which they form a part, will find it easier to escape being fined for their crimes in future, because of a new so-called "leniency policy" launched to promote whistle-blowing.

Under the new guidelines immunity will be granted to:

*The first member of the cartel to reveal an undetected cartel, providing sufficient information to allow Brussels to raid the premises of the suspected companies; or

*To the first member to provide evidence ...

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