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London Summit 2018: Anti-corruption Commitments and the Role of RAI

August 4, 2018

The 2018 Western Balkans Summit in London, United Kingdom, was the fifth annual summit within the Berlin Process initiative for European integration of Western Balkans states. The summit took place on July 9-10. Previous summits took place in Berlin in 2014, Vienna in 2015, Paris in 2016 and Trieste in 2017.     The issues primarily discussed in London included increasing economic stability within the scope of improving the business […]

EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive came into force

July 12, 2018

(BRUSSELS) – New EU rules against money laundering, which entered into force July 9, introduce stricter transparency requirements on the real owners of companies and strengthen the fight against terrorist financing. The 5th Anti-Money laundering Directive, first proposed by the European Commission in July 2016, entered into force following its publication in the EU’s Official […]

London Western Balkans Summit, 9 July 2018: Declaration by the Chair of the Interior and Security Ministers

July 10, 2018

On 10 July 2018 the UK hosted the Western Balkans Summit in London. The summit brought together the leaders of the Western Balkans countries and like-minded European partners to strengthen security co-operation, increase economic stability and encourage political co-operation. Western Balkans Ministers of Interior and Security pledged to share information better in the fight against […]

EC/Poland – Rule of Law: Commission launches infringement procedure to protect the independence of the Polish Supreme Court

July 5, 2018

Brussels – July 2, 2018 The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure by sending a Letter of Formal Notice to Poland regarding the Polish law on the Supreme Court. On 3 July, 27 out of 72 Supreme Court judges face the risk of being forced to retire – more than one in every three […]

Romania Changes Criminal Code Despite Fierce Criticism

July 5, 2018

Romania’s Social Democrat-led parliament on July 4 adopted changes to the Criminal Code in an emergency meeting that took place a day earlier than scheduled – and despite criticism from the opposition, anti-corruption activists and foreign diplomats. Opposition parties say the changes could seriously undermine the rule of law in Romania, a view shared by […]

Macedonia: Justice Minister announces new model for Anti-Corruption Commission

July 4, 2018

A working group has been set up at the Ministry of Justice who are working on the amendments to the Law on the Prevention of Corruption, and soon a new model for an anti-corruption commission is expected, said Minister of Justice Renata Deskoska at the Second Session of the Working Group – III (Principles of […]

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27th RAI Steering Group Meeting held on 28 May 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia

June 20, 2018

The 27th Steering Group Meeting of the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) took place in Zagreb, Croatia on May 28, 2018. The meeting was organized by the RAI Secretariat and chaired by the Acting Chairperson Mr. Davor Dubravica. Focus of the Steering Group Meeting was election of the Chairperson. Following the procedure, Mr. Todor Kolarov was […]

OSCE & RAI Secretariat join hands to conduct a comparative analysis of asset recovery in Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova and Romania

June 11, 2018

June 2018 – The OSCE and the Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative Secretariat are pleased to announce a study analyzing asset recovery mechanisms in Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova and Romania. The study looks at final court judgments in cases of corruption, with a particular focus on human rights standards and identifies shortcomings at the national level which can affect regional and […]

June 6-7 Vienna: RAI Secretariat pays a visit to Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs & Austrian Development Agency ADA

June 8, 2018

On June 6-7, RAI Secretariat paid a visit to Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs & Austrian Development Agency ADA, as well as partners in OSCE and UNODC. The visit took place in the context of the Southeast Europe Regional Programme on Strengthening the Capacity of Anti-corruption Authorities and Civil Society to Combat […]

29th May, Zagreb: Round table on Whistleblowers Protection

May 29, 2018

Today, RAI Secretariat in cooperation with Ministry of Justice of Republic  of Croatia, hosted a  Round table on Legislative Framework and Best Practices in  Whistleblowers Protection, as a part of the discussion on Croatian Draft Law on Whistleblowers. Representatives of National Institutions from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia shared their expertise and experiences in implementation […]



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