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European Press Prize 2017 Award Ceremony in Amsterdam

April 21, 2017

Big upset in the European Press Prize Ceremony in Amsterdam as the Serbian Centre for Investigative Journalism beats the Pulitzer Prize winning Panama Papers team in the prestigious Investigative Award. Distinguished Writing appears to be a German trait, with Felix Hutt of Stern, and Dialika Neufeld and Claas Relotius of Der Spiegel sharing the award. […]

European Human Rights Body suspected of bribery by Azerbaijan

April 21, 2017

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) has been ordered to investigate allegations that its members were offered bribes for votes against reports criticizing Azerbaijan’s president, the Guardian reported Thursday. The Guardian quoted Arif Mammadov, a former Azerbaijani diplomat, as saying that a member of Azerbaijan’s delegation at the Council of Europe had €30 […]

Thousands of Slovaks protest corruption, demand ouster of PM Fico’s ally

April 19, 2017

Thousands of Slovaks joined a rally on Tuesday to protest against corruption and demand the resignation of the interior minister, a close ally of Prime Minister Robert Fico, over his ties with a developer under investigation for tax fraud. Slovakia’s economy has boomed and living standards have risen sharply since it joined the European Union in […]

Romania Seeks Extradition of Former MP Arrested in Serbia

April 19, 2017

Romania’s Ministry of Justice will request the extradition from Serbia of former MP and businessman Sebastian Ghita, a fugitive wanted in five different graft cases. Bucharest will ask Serbia in the coming days to extradite former MP Sebastian Ghita, who is wanted in Romania on several corruption charges. Ghita, 38, was detained in Belgrade last Thursday night […]

Only slightly more than half of people surveyed region-wide said whistleblowers should be supported – RCC Survey reveals

April 18, 2017

Attempting to raise public awareness against corruption in South East Europe (SEE), the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) surveyed what the public in the region felt towards the whistleblowing, as one of the highly effective tools to expose corruption, crime and other serious wrongdoings. The data analysis of this opinion survey, on both the Whistleblowing and […]

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Former Romanian MP Sebastian Ghita spotted and arrested in Belgrade

April 14, 2017

Sebastian Ghita, the controversial businessman and former MP, was detained in Belgrade, Serbia, according to a statement of the Romanian Police.     Ghita had been missing since late December 2016 and authorities in Romania have issued to preventive arrest warrants on his name. The businessman is tried and prosecuted for corruption in several files. […]

Albanian MFA Minister Bushati: Judiciary reform to create new architecture of Albania’s justice system

April 12, 2017

Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati said in an interview with the Paris-based television network France 24 that key judiciary reform in Albania is a deep and comprehensive reform that will create an entirely new architecture of the country’s justice system, ATA reports.   Foreign Minister noted that the justice reform process will screen […]

Croatia’s former PM sentenced for graft

April 12, 2017

Croatia’s former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was sentenced to four and a half years in jail by a Zagreb court on Friday (7 April) for taking more than €2 million in bribes while in power. Sanader, who led the government from 2003-2009, has also been indicted in three other graft cases in which he is […]

Romanian MPs plan to take ‘conflict of interest’ out of Criminal Law, replace it with new wording

April 12, 2017

The Judicial Commission of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies recently approved a draft law changing two articles in the country’s Criminal Law and taking out the ‘conflict of interest’ notion. The concept is now replaced with “using the position to favor certain individuals,” reported.   According to the reasoning behind the decision, “the amendment of […]

B&H, Sarajevo: One Day Training on Corruption Risk Assessment for Judiciary Institutions

April 7, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), in cooperation with the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and Coordination of the Fight against Corruption is organizing a training for Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators of Integrity Plans within each judicial institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The one day training […]

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