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Bulgarian Parliament Decides on First Reading that Terminated Criminal Proceedings will not Stop Confiscation

December 14, 2018

The Bulgarian Parliament adopted on first reading amendments to the Counter Corruption and Confiscation of Unlawfully Acquired Property Act. The amendments were approved by 116 to 6 votes and 25 abstentions. The draft stipulates that in the event of terminated criminal proceedings, there should be no legal obstacle to the confiscation of illegally acquired property. The […]

Head of RAI Secretariat at the Conference “Implementation of Corruption Prevention Mechanisms” in Belgrade, Serbia

December 13, 2018

The Anti-Corruption Agency of Serbia, with support of the OSCE Mission to Serbia and the Embassy of Italy in Serbia, recognizing the vital importance of international and regional co-operation among national anticorruption bodies in addressing corruption preventing mechanism, on December 13-14 organizes a Conference to facilitate the exchange of best practices and knowledge among anti-corruption practitioners, […]

Bulgaria: According to AFIS, 58% of Bulgarians believe that Corruption is Growing

December 13, 2018

The Bulgarian Agency for Social and Marketing Surveys (AFIS) recalls that since spring, there has been a sharp increase in the publicly visible fight against corruption in particularly large proportions. AFIS conducted the survey between November 30 and December 4, 2018. 1010 adults are interviewed directly in their homes. On the question, “Do you expect […]

Romania’s Government to enact Criminal Codes by emergency ordinance

December 12, 2018

The Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila announced on December 10 that the Romania’s Government will issue an emergency ordinance for the enactment of the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code . The ordinance will only include the articles declared constitutional by Romania’s Constitutional Court (CCR).     Another provision accepted by the Constitutional Court in the […]

Sarajevo, BiH, 7 Dec – Conference International Anti-Corruption Day

December 10, 2018

The Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and Coordination of the Fight against Corruption of Bosnia and Herzegovina organized the conference in Sarajevo, on 7 December in regards to Marking the International Anti-Corruption Day – 9 December. The conference  gathered representatives of national institutions, diplomatic community, international organizations, colleagues from the region, civil society and […]

The Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) adopts an opinion entitled “Preventing corruption among judges”

December 4, 2018

The Consultative Council of European Judges of the Council of Europe has just adopted its Opinion No. 21 entitled “Preventing corruption among judges”. Corruption among judges is one of the main threats to society and the functioning of a democratic state. It undermines judicial integrity, which is fundamental to the rule of law and a […]

Commission lauds Bulgaria, castigates Romania on judicial reform

November 14, 2018

The European Commission published on Tuesday (13 November) reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the so-called Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), commending Bulgaria for progress made and lambasting Romania for backtracking. Both countries, however, were warned to uphold media freedom. CVM was set up as a condition of the countries’ EU accession almost eleven years ago, […]

Macedonia Issues Arrest Warrant for Former PM Gruevski

November 13, 2018

A Macedonian court on Monday issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Nikola Gruevski after he failed to report to jail to serve his two-year jail sentence for the illicit purchase of a luxury Mercedes.     By the order of the Criminal Court in Skopje, Macedonian police on Monday confirmed that they had […]

5-6 November 2018, Vienna: OSCE/OECD Regional Seminar for Local Level Practitioners – New Approaches and Practical Tools to Prevent Corruption at the Local Level

November 5, 2018

We are pleased to announce that RAI is speaking today at the Regional Seminar for Local Level Practitioners – New Approaches and Practical Tools to Prevent Corruption at the Local Level organized by OSCE and OECD in OSCE Congress Centre Hofburg, in Vienna, Austria. The event is co-organised by the Office of the Coordinator for Economic […]

Asset Declarations of Judges and Prosecutors to be Made Public

October 26, 2018

From next year, the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC) will introduce the new electronic system of online submission and publication of asset declarations of judges and prosecutors. HJPC has adopted a Rulebook about submitting, review and processing of financial reports of judges and prosecutors which sets out, among other things, how members of judiciary […]

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