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New Ethical Approach to Combat Widespread Corruption in Education

September 7, 2015

Widespread corruption is not confined to politics and big business; it exists in education, even in Europe’s mature democracies, touching every level of education in every European state. Numerous high-profile allegations of plagiarism in Germany, professors at a Greek university imprisoned for embezzling 8 million euros, a study showing dormitory managers in Romania being bribed […]

Moldova protesters take to streets criticising ‘mafia’ government

September 7, 2015

Demonstrators attempt to occupy central square in capital Chișinău after mass embezzlement scandal of missing $1bn. Several protesters have been detained after tens of thousands of protesters in Moldova took to the streets of the capital to demand the dissolution of the new government following corruption scandals. Demonstrators gathered on Great National Assembly Square in […]

Romania corruption: Bucharest mayor arrested

September 7, 2015

The mayor of Romania’s capital, Sorin Oprescu, has been arrested at home in an investigation into allegations of taking bribes. Now serving his second term as Bucharest mayor, Mr Oprescu is accused of taking kickbacks from companies awarded contracts with the city. Prosecutors allege he took a 10% cut from deals. He denies any wrongdoing. It […]

Indignity, corruption and fear on Balkan migrant route

September 3, 2015

After the cruelty of smugglers, long waits in the sun, short nights in cold camps and interminable train and bus rides, migrants and refugees taking the Balkans route into Europe feel their dignity has been stripped away. “It starts on the (inflatable) boat from Turkey to Greece. Nobody cares if we live or die. And […]

Macedonia opp. MPs end 15-month parliament boycott

September 3, 2015

Macedonia’s opposition socialists on Tuesday returned to parliament after a 15-month boycott following a disputed election that saw the Balkan country plunged into political crisis. The return of the main opposition Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) to the national assembly was part of a Brussels-brokered deal reached in mid-July between the opposition and the […]

Bulgaria parliament doesn’t pass anti-corruption draft bill

September 3, 2015

Bulgaria’s National Assembly did not pass Wednesday the anti-corruption draft bill tabled by Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional Affairs Meglena Kuneva,FOCUS News Agency reported. 78 MPs with mandate-holder Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (CEDB) and its coalitional partner, the Reformist Bloc (RB), voted in favour of the document. 38 lawmakers […]

Romania: senior prosecutor, ex-tax chief detained, suspected of being bribed by businessman

September 2, 2015

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have detained a prosecutor and a senior tax official on suspicion they took bribes from a businessman to resolve a court case in his favor. Prosecutors said Tuesday that Alina Bica, the former chief prosecutor for the agency investigating organized crime and terrorism, received a bribe of 17,500 euros […]

Albania PM Declares ‘War’ on Fiscal Evasion

September 2, 2015

Under pressure from the IMF over falling fiscal revenues, Prime Minister Rama has pledged to engage 600 teams to fight the widespread evasion of the use of receipts for goods – although many see the threat as empty. Edi Rama speaking to the media about his campaign against fiscal evasion on 31 August 2015. Photo: […]

Serbia Urged to Solve New Attack on Journalist

September 2, 2015

The Association of Journalists, the Anti-corruption Council and the ‘Enough is enough’ movement have demanded that those who recently attacked the investigative journalist Ivan Ninic be brought to justice. The Association of Journalists of Serbia, UNS, the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia, NUNS, the Anti-corruption Council and the political movement “Enough is Enough” have […]

B&H: Money for Health Care in Hands of Fraudsters

September 1, 2015

Esed Radeljaš was head of the agency that allocates money for health care in Sarajevo Canton even though he’d been convicted of fraud and forgery. Today he manages the budget of Bosnia-Podrinje Canton. Ten years ago, Esed Radeljaš was convicted of fraud and forgery, but this has been no obstacle to his taking office and […]

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