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Romania: DNA requests 10 years in prison for Sebastian Ghita

September 20, 2017

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has called for 10 years imprisonment sentence for Sebastian Ghita, in his first file, involving the former Mayor of Ploiesti, Iulian Badescu, a punishment close to the maximum limit. Sebastian Ghita is accused in this file of bribery and money laundering. This is the last hearing in the file, […]

Romania: Ex-PM Ponta heard in a corruption file

September 19, 2017

Former PM Victor Ponta is being heard at the National Anti-corruption Directorate on Monday, as witness in a corruption case. Ponta had to wait on the stairs of the directorate in the morning, as there were several people queuing in front of him. “I was subpoenaed as witness in a file from 2014. I cannot […]

Kosovo*: New Justice Minister move to amend Law on confiscating illicit assets

September 19, 2017

Newly appointed minister of Justice, Abelard Tahiri, has initiated amendment/supplement of the legislation related to confiscation of illegally obtained assets.   Tahiri announced that he already started work on amending/supplementing current Law on confiscation of illegally obtained assets, while attending a workshop in Pristina related to managing of illegally sequestered and confiscated assets. “I have already […]


Albania: 70 percent of citizens in Albania see courts as most corrupt institution

September 15, 2017

About 70 percent of the citizens in Albania think that the courts are the most corrupt institutions in the country, a survey conducted by Albanian Institute of Democracy and Mediation (IDM) showed Thursday. The courts are followed by the institution of parliament (68 percent of citizens), prosecution (67 percent), customs (66 percent) and health institutions […]

Survey Shows: Balkan Citizens Still Trust “Corrupt” Police

September 15, 2017

A new survey published on Thursday by a regional network of NGOs, Pointpulse and the Belgrade Center for Security Policy, shows that well over half of all surveyed citizens in the Western Balkans – 58 per cent – trust their police forces despite viewing them as corrupt. “Although more than half of citizens have trust […]

Romania: Former communications minister sent to court in Microsoft case

September 14, 2017

Romania’s anticorruption prosecutors sent the former communications minister Valerian Vreme to court under judicial control for abuse of office in the Microsoft case, DNA announced yesterday. Vreme, who was communications minister from September 2010 until February 2012, awarded a contract to an association led by the local company D.Con-Net AG, without a public tender. The […]

Moldova: The ANSA dossier: the chief of Phytosanitary Control Station Leuseni admitted his guilt

September 12, 2017

The head of ANSA’s Phytosanitary Control Station from Leuseni, Vitalie Chilaru, detained for corruption, was placed in house arrest for a period of 20 days. The decision was taken on Thursday, September 7, by the magistrates of the Chişinău district court. According to the NAC, Chilaru has admitted his guilt and collaborates with the investigation. […]

Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine and the Romanian anti-corruption Directorate cooperate

September 11, 2017

The national anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the national anti-corruption Directorate of the Prosecutor’s office at the Supreme court of cassation of Romania (Direcţia Naţională Anticorupţie, DNA) will strengthen cooperation in the field of detection and investigation of corruption offences. This is stated in the press service of NABOO. As reported, a Memorandum on […]

Serbia: Vucic Cleared of Abuse in Serbian Presidential Election

September 11, 2017

Serbia’s Anti-Corruption Agency has ruled that Aleksandar Vucic did not abuse state resources, or his former position as Prime Minister, in the campaign for the April 2 presidential election – which he won. Serbia’s Anti-Corruption Agency has ruled that President Aleksandar Vucic did not break the law banning use of public resources for political promotion […]

Moldova: National Agency for Food Safety raided: A head of the institution and a trader detained in a corruption case

September 8, 2017

Vitalie Chilaru, head of the Leuseni Phytosanitary Control Station under the National Agency for Food Safety (ANSA), has been detained for systematic collection of money from various traders. A representative of an economic agent, who systematically offered money to the official, was detained along with the head of the Phytosanitary Control Station. According to the […]

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