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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 […]

10 years of monitoring transparency and accountability in Kosovo’s justice system

May 9, 2017

Marking ten years of monitoring Kosovo’s justice system, BIRN and Internews Kosova published the 2016 Annual Court Monitoring report at the Palace of Justice.     On Monday, BIRN and Internews Kosova organized the 10th jubilee conference to launch the Annual Court Monitoring Report 2016. The report is a result of the monitoring of 600 court […]

Anti-corruption protesters keep the pressure on Romanian government

May 8, 2017

A few hundred Romanians held a march in Bucharest on May 7 against the parliament’s plans to pass a bill on pardons, despite the rainy weather. The Senate, the upper chamber of the parliament, is expected to debate and vote on the draft bill on May 8. Although much smaller in terms of participants than […]

Can whistleblowers be recognized as refugees?

May 3, 2017

A Berlin-based NGO has launched a campaign to have whistleblowing defined as grounds for seeking political asylum. Top international lawyers support the initiative. In early July 2013, just over a week after his arrival in Russia and less than a month after the first details of his revelations about mass government surveillance were published, Edward […]

Civil Society Forum: Recommendations for Berlin Process

April 28, 2017

Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans is taking place in Tirana. The forum began on Wednesday and it will last until Friday which is the day for presenting key recommendations of the civil society organizations for the Trieste Summit. The summit of the Western Balkans’ leaders will take place in July. During the public […]

Moldova Detains Officials Suspected of Embezzling EU Money

April 28, 2017

Moldovan anti-corruption prosecutors have detained the transport minister and a senior road management official on suspicion of embezzling European Union funds. Prosecutors detained Transportation Minister Iurie Chirinciuc and the interim manager of Moldova’s State Road Management, Veaceslav Teleman, on Thursday after searching their offices and the offices of two private companies. The companies’ owners also […]

RAI Participating at the Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans in Tirana

April 27, 2017

The forum taking place in Tirana is a part of Western Balkans Summit Series and is a preparatory forum for Trieste Summit scheduled for 12th July. Vladan Joksimovic, Head of RAI Secretariat is one of the panelists at the panel dedicated to rule of law and fight against corruption. Emphasizing, among other issues, the importance and […]

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