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RAI Secretariat takes part in the Southeast Europe Peer Exchange

May 23, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat, represented by Programme and Outreach Officer, Ms Jasna Panjeta, and Intern, Ms Dženeta Tabaković, took an active part in the Southeast Europe Peer Exchange organized on the 23rd  and 24th  May 2017 in Sarajevo by the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The focus of the conference was peer exchange of good practices […]

RAI Secretariat takes part in the Joint Conference of Court Presidents and Chief Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 22, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat, represented by Head of Secretariat, Mr. Vladan Joksimovic and Anti-corruption Expert, Mr Tomislav Curic, took an active part in the Joint Conference organized on the 22nd May 2017 by the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (VSTV BiH). The focus of the conference were the analysis reports on the work of judicial […]

Bulgarian prosecutors: Assenovgrad chief architect, businessman arrested in corruption probe

May 22, 2017

The Plovdiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office has ordered that Assenovgrad chief architect Kostadin Atanassov and businessman Mitkov Zahariev be held in 72-hour custody while a pre-trial investigation into corruption is underway, prosecutors said on May 20. The State Agency for National Security and economic crimes squad have begun an investigation into corruption at the municipality, which […]

Romanian Mayor Awaits Sentence in Longest Corruption Trial

May 22, 2017

The nine-year-long trial of a flamboyant former mayor and 36 businessmen and public employees charged with corruption, abuse of public service, forgery and complicity in illegal sales of beaches has reached a close.   The Bucharest Appeal Court was set to issue a sentence on Friday in Romania’s longest-ever corruption trial that has lasted nine […]

Kosovo*: Calls for the removal of corrupt people from candidate lists for Parliament

May 19, 2017

People suspected of corruption and criminal offenses and those who are under investigation, may not be included on the candidate lists. The lack of a law and a code of conduct which sanctions this allows political parties to include people with criminal records or people under investigation on their lists. The head of the Central […]

Corruption Proofing of Legislation in Kosovo* – Roundtable, 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), in cooperation with the Anti-corruption Agency Kosovo* and UNDP in Kosovo* supported by the Austrian Development Agency is holding the Round Table on Anti-corruption Assessment of Laws (corruption proofing in legislation) in Kosovo* The roundtable is organized under the Southeast Europe Regional Programme on Strengthening the Capacity of Anti-corruption Authorities and […]

Transparency International School on Integrity 2017

May 12, 2017

We are delighted to announce that applications for Transparency International School on Integrity 2017 are open! Transparency International School on Integrity is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. It exposes its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offers real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice. This […]

Romania: Serban Nicolae replaced from the offices in the Senate for endorsing the pardon for corruption deeds

May 11, 2017

Social Democrat senator Serban Nicolae has been replaced from the offices he held in the Senate. The PSD members attending the National Executive Committee meeting have decided to replace Serban from the chairmanship of the legal committee in the upper chamber and from the helm of the PSD Group.     Former Justice minister in […]

Bulgaria: Prosecutors raise charges against former Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov

May 10, 2017

The Sofia City Prosecutors’s office anti-corruption unit was investigating former foreign minister Daniel Mitov on charges of mismanagement, the prosecutor’s office said on May 9. Mitov is alleged to have eschewed calling a public procurement tender to pick a private contractor to provide airplane tickets, hotel bookings and medical insurance for ministry staff on their […]

Romania’s Senate Rejects Toned-Down Pardon Bill

May 9, 2017

The upper chamber of Romania’s parliament has rejected a weakened pardon bill, that would have excluded the offence of corruption from its provisions. Romania’s Senate on Monday refused to pass a controversial pardoning bill which no longer contains the most contentious amendments – on pardoning corruption-related offences. Senators voted to send the bill back to the […]

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