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World Bank: Cracking down on secret companies in public procurement

August 12, 2015

World Bank construction project in Bulgaria Public procurement around the globe presents high risk for corruption. There’s a great deal of money at stake –  the OECD reckons procurement spending averages between 13 and 20 per cent of GDP – so it is important that those getting the business do it fairly. Knowing who controls […]

Moldova: Billion dollar bank scam shakes faith in little Moldova’s pro-EU leaders

August 12, 2015

Mircea Blajinu had been looking forward to expanding his 200 hectare apple and nut plantation in northern Moldova this year. But a credit squeeze in Europe’s poorest country – hit by one of the biggest bank frauds in history – has killed off his hope of subsidies and forced him to drop his plans. Pensioner […]

B&H: Cushy Job After Severance

August 12, 2015

Former legislators continue their careers in public administration managerial positions. They get new jobs most often after first collecting their full severance pay. At least 13 former legislators from the past two terms have found jobs in administrative managerial positions. Most often, new jobs have materialized after severance ran out. (Credit: CIN) Losing elections for […]

Serbia: Anti-Corruption Agency filed over 500 misdemeanor charges

August 12, 2015

BELGRADE – Serbian Anti-Corruption Agency has filed over 500 misdemeanor charges in the area of funding control, with around 200 judgments made in its favor so far, the Agency’s Deputy Director Vladan Joksimovic said Tuesday. “The Agency has also issued 42 decisions to cut or cancel funding from public sources after these judgments were made […]

New U.K. Agency to Target International Corruption

August 11, 2015

A new U.K. unit will investigate cases of international corruption affecting developing countries. A handout photograph taken and released April 25, 2015, by the U.K. National Crime Agency shows an officer looking through binoculars towards the tug Hamal, believed to have been carrying a shipment of cocaine, as it traveled off the coast of Scotland.Agence […]

Croatia: The Little Anti-Corruption Agency That Could

August 10, 2015

After humble beginnings in empty offices, Croatia’s anti-corruption body became a crusading national force. On December 10, 2010, former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was driving with his brother on an Alpine highway when Austrian police stopped his car and arrested him under an international warrant. Sanader had fled Croatia a day earlier, hours before […]

Serbia: Anti-Corruption Agency comments on real estate law

August 10, 2015

The law on special conditions of sale of certain state-owned real estate contains risks of corruption, Serbia’s Anti-Corruption Agency has stated. The qualification is contained in the agency’s corruption risk assessment sent to the Serbian parliament and government on Thursday (Aug 6). According to the Agency’s website, unlike other regulations pertaining to the disposal of […]

Romania: Court Rejects Appeal by Lukoil Managers Against Charges for $2 Billion ‘Fraud’

August 10, 2015

A court has rejected the appeal by six executives of the embattled Romanian subsidiary of oil giant Lukoil against an indictment for money laundering and tax evasion. It is the latest development in an escalating power tussle between prosecutors and the oil firm, whose Romanian subsidiary is the largest Russian company to operate in the […]

Montenegro – Minister Segrt: Waiting lists are fiction and a source of corruption

August 10, 2015

Waiting lists in Montenegrin health system are a fiction and a source of corruption, said Minister Budimir Segrt, while stating that for their solving expertise, will and adequate organization are necessary. He said that this is proven by the new management of the Medical center of Montenegro (KCCG), lead by Ranko Lazovic that cleared out […]

Moldova steps up search for missing millions from banks

August 10, 2015

Moldova is stepping up efforts to try to track down missing millions from its banking system and recover the lost money from bank accounts abroad where possible, its new prime minister Valeriu Strelet said. The small ex-Soviet country, between Ukraine and Romania, has been in turmoil since it emerged that $1 billion – roughly the […]

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