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12-13 February: Regional Anti-Corruption Project Team meets in Sarajevo

February 14, 2019

AIRE Centre  and RAI Secretariat started with implementation of a 2-year Regional Project titled Strengthening anti-corruption in the South East Europe through improving asset seizure measures (the Regional Anti-corruption Project) in November 2018. The Project is funded by the British Government.   February 12 and 13 were dedicated to the coordination and planning for 2019 with the […]

7 February, 2019, Sarajevo: Planning session within the Regional Anti-corruption Project

February 11, 2019

AIRE Centre  and RAI Secretariat started with implementation of a 2-year Regional Project on asset recovery titled Strengthening anti-corruption in the South East Europe through improving asset seizure measures (the Regional Anti-corruption Project) in September 2018. The Project is funded by the British Government. In that regard, on Thursday (February 7) at the office of […]

Priebe Report against state capture in the Western Balkans

February 11, 2019

A bulk of technical and normative measures implemented by Western Balkans governments for the sake of their country’s progress towards EU accession hasn’t really brought about substantive reforms. Indeed, democratic standards in these countries are backsliding. The European Union is aware of it, as it is aware that its approach towards this region needs improvement. […]

Moldova: UK Court Seizes Moldovan ex-PM’s Son’s Fortune

February 8, 2019

A London court has forfeited frozen bank accounts containing half a million pounds, belonging to the former prime minister of Moldova’s son, after investigators decided the cash came from his father’s corrupt activities. A London judge has ordered the forfeiture of three frozen bank accounts belonging to the 22-year-old son of Moldova’s former prime minister, […]

Macedonia: 57 candidates interviewed to be elected as Anti-Corruption Commission members

February 4, 2019

57 candidates applied to be part of the anti-corruption commission at a call issued by the Parliament, which ran from 22 until 27 January. The candidates who have applied to be elected as members of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption, including a president, are being interviewed Sunday at a session of the Parliament’s […]

Transparency International: Corruption Perceptions Index 2018

January 29, 2019

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score […]

Two Bulgarian Football Players Charged with Match-fixing

January 28, 2019

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged two second division players with match-fixing as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in Bulgarian football, the domestic football association (BFU) said, reports Channel News Asia. The BFU said prosecutors had charged players Lubomir Vitanov and Ivan Topuzov from Bulgarian club Bansko with establishing a criminal organisation, aiming to commit […]

Croatia: Former Croatian minister Kalmeta appears in court to dismiss corruption charges

January 25, 2019

Former Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) government minister Bozidar Kalmeta on Wednesday appeared in court to reject the indictment accusing him of siphoning money from road companies and defrauding the transport ministry by commissioning a promotional film during his time in office. Anti-corruption police Uskok contends that Kalmeta, who served as transport minister from 2003 to […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina Appoints First Female Chief State Prosecutor

January 24, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council has elected Gordana Tadic as the new chief state prosecutor, making her the first woman in the country’s history to hold the position. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s judicial overseer, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, HJPC, elected Gordana Tadic on Wednesday as the new chief state prosecutor for […]

Moldova: Journalists Under Unprecedented Fire Before Election

January 24, 2019

Journalists in Moldova have exposed corruption, fraud and embezzlement by politicians, and they are increasingly coming under attack because of it. With Moldovan politicians locked in a ‘total war’ for parliament in an election next month, journalists have become increasingly exposed to pressure, threat and verbal and physical abuse on a scale not seen since […]

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