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Regional Cooperation Council and Regional Anti-corruption Initiative straightening ties

April 17, 2018

Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today  further strenghtening its long lasting partnership.     Mr. Goran Svilanovic Secretary General of RCC, Mr. Davor Dubravica, Chairperson of RAI Steering Group and Mr. Vladan Joksimovic, Head of RAI Secretariat met today to exchange views in the filed […]

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Whistleblowers Rewarded, Redeemed: Citizens, students and activists celebrate Free Speech Week in Kosovo*

April 12, 2018

Gjorgji Lazarevski spent 11 months in prison – most of it in solitary confinement – as retribution for exposing the illegal wiretapping of thousands of political opponents by the government of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. Today, Lazarevski is free – and Gruevski is out of a job. Guest of Honor: Macedonian whistleblower Gjorgji Lazarevski […]

RAI Secretariat presents the findings of the Regional Asset Recovery Study at the joint FATF/OSCE/Moneyval Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors in Strasbourg

March 27, 2018

Today and tomorrow  FATF, OSCE and Moneyval are holding a  International Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors: Experiences, Challenges and Best Practices,at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg,France. RAI Secretariat represented by Head of Office Mr. Vladan Joksimovic presented the findings, challenges and good practices of the comparative study concerning the search, seizure, and confiscation of illegally obtained assets […]

Romania: European Commission’s CVM assessment mission for three days

March 15, 2018

On Wednesday, European Commission representatives started the Mechanism of Cooperation and Verification (CVM) assessment mission, meetings with the representatives of the judicial system, of Parliament and Government being set to take place against this backdrop. Referring to the CVM assessment mission, the Justice Ministry stated for AGERPRES that several meetings will take place on Thursday, […]

President of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Tanturovski resigns

March 8, 2018

The president of the State Commission for Preventing Corruption, Igor Tanturovski, has officially resigned from his post, “TV21” has learned. In his resignation letter, Tanturovski states that he is resigning for health and family reasons. Tanturovski is the second anti-corruption official who has decided to take this step. This follows yesterday’s resignation of former SCPC president […]

Albania to vet police to clean ranks of crime and corruption

March 8, 2018

Albania’s interior ministry says law enforcement staff will be vetted in the next two years as part of an effort to clean up the police. Fighting organized crime and especially drug trafficking is a key challenge for Albania. The country has been a NATO member since 2009 and was granted European Union candidate status in 2014, hoping to launch membership negotiations […]

EU urges Bosnia to amend law targeting organised crime, corruption

March 8, 2018

The European Union urged Bosnia on Wednesday to amend a law that targets crime and corruption and bring it in line with international standards, warning that failure to do so would hinder the country’s progress towards the EU membership. Last week, Bosnia’s authorities handed down to European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker a completed questionnaire on […]

Golden visa programmes in Europe pose major corruption risk

March 6, 2018

Today, a series of investigations published by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) have detailed how citizenship- and residence-by-investment schemes, commonly referred to as ‘Golden Visa’ programmes, are vulnerable to abuse and undermine the fight against corruption in the European Union and neighbouring countries. The stories show how European countries are selling access to the […]

Romanian Court to Rule in Freemasons’ Graft Case

March 6, 2018

The Appeal Court in Timisoara, Romania, is set to rule on a graft case involving a former police chief and a former judge who failed to declare that they were Freemasons. A court in the western Romanian city of Timisoara is set to rule in an unusual and unprecedented corruption case involving a former chief […]

Serbia’s corrupt politicians need not fear the prosecutor

February 28, 2018

Serbia’s leading politicians are no strangers to being probed for their illicit wealth and shady financial dealings. Yet despite investigation after investigation by journalists and anti-corruption watchdogs (accompanied by page after page of evidence), the country’s prosecutors have shown a remarkable disinterest in taking action. Man passes by Serbia’s high court in Belgrade, Serbia November […]

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