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TI: Corruption watchdog slams eastern EU members for failing to check foreign bribery

September 17, 2018

Six East European EU member states are among 22 countries accounting for almost two-fifths (39.6%) of global exports that make little or no effort to enforce laws criminalising foreign bribery, a new report from Transparency International reveals. The report, Exporting Corruption, assesses law enforcement against companies bribing abroad in order to gain mining rights, contracts for […]

Romanian magistrates rally to support rule of law

September 17, 2018

Hundreds of Romanian magistrates held a silent protest in support of an independent judiciary in capital Bucharest on Sunday after a slew of legal changes by the ruling Social Democrats in one of the European Union’s most corrupt states. Since taking power last year, the party has embarked on a process to overhaul the judiciary […]

RAI Speaks at the International Parliamentary Seminar on the Western Balkans in London 10-12 September

September 10, 2018

Following the Western Balkans Summit in London, the UK Parliament hosts an International Parliamentary Seminar on the Western Balkans under the auspices of the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU). The Seminar is taking place in the Palace of Westminster from Monday 10th September to Wednesday 12th September 2018.   The purpose of the International Parliamentary […]

RAI Secretariat welcomes a new Chairperson of the Organisation

August 31, 2018

We are pleased to announce that today RAI welcomes two of its friends for the important occasion. Mr. Davor Dubravica the current Chairperson of RAI is transferring its role to Mr. Todor Kolarov. For this occasion, a formal meeting and takeover is taking place at the premises of RAI Secretariat in Sarajevo. RAI Secretariat is grateful […]

London Summit 2018: Anti-corruption Commitments and the Role of RAI

August 4, 2018

The 2018 Western Balkans Summit in London, United Kingdom, was the fifth annual summit within the Berlin Process initiative for European integration of Western Balkans states. The summit took place on July 9-10. Previous summits took place in Berlin in 2014, Vienna in 2015, Paris in 2016 and Trieste in 2017.     The issues primarily discussed in London included increasing economic stability within the scope of improving the business […]

EU Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive came into force

July 12, 2018

(BRUSSELS) – New EU rules against money laundering, which entered into force July 9, introduce stricter transparency requirements on the real owners of companies and strengthen the fight against terrorist financing. The 5th Anti-Money laundering Directive, first proposed by the European Commission in July 2016, entered into force following its publication in the EU’s Official […]

London Western Balkans Summit, 9 July 2018: Declaration by the Chair of the Interior and Security Ministers

July 10, 2018

On 10 July 2018 the UK hosted the Western Balkans Summit in London. The summit brought together the leaders of the Western Balkans countries and like-minded European partners to strengthen security co-operation, increase economic stability and encourage political co-operation. Western Balkans Ministers of Interior and Security pledged to share information better in the fight against […]

EC/Poland – Rule of Law: Commission launches infringement procedure to protect the independence of the Polish Supreme Court

July 5, 2018

Brussels – July 2, 2018 The European Commission has launched an infringement procedure by sending a Letter of Formal Notice to Poland regarding the Polish law on the Supreme Court. On 3 July, 27 out of 72 Supreme Court judges face the risk of being forced to retire – more than one in every three […]

Romania Changes Criminal Code Despite Fierce Criticism

July 5, 2018

Romania’s Social Democrat-led parliament on July 4 adopted changes to the Criminal Code in an emergency meeting that took place a day earlier than scheduled – and despite criticism from the opposition, anti-corruption activists and foreign diplomats. Opposition parties say the changes could seriously undermine the rule of law in Romania, a view shared by […]

Macedonia: Justice Minister announces new model for Anti-Corruption Commission

July 4, 2018

A working group has been set up at the Ministry of Justice who are working on the amendments to the Law on the Prevention of Corruption, and soon a new model for an anti-corruption commission is expected, said Minister of Justice Renata Deskoska at the Second Session of the Working Group – III (Principles of […]

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