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Whistleblowing – Bosnia’s New Hope?

July 15, 2015

Bosnia’s new law on whistleblower protection is one of the best in Europe. It promise a solution to endemic corruption and distrust of public authorities. Yet for citizens, there remains a fine line between seeing whistleblowers as heroes or as snitches. This view is slowly changing. In a country with perhaps one of the most […]

Romania PM Victor Ponta indicted with corruption

July 15, 2015

Romanian prosecutors indicted Prime Minister Victor Ponta on July 13 as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation and seized his assets, increasing pressure on him to resign. Prosecutors said Ponta has been indicted on charges including tax evasion, money laundering, conflict of interest and making false statements while he was working as a lawyer in […]

Italy to assist Serbia in fighting corruption

July 13, 2015

The European Commission (EC) selected an Italian-Spanish consortium led by the Italian National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC) to conduct a joint project aimed at strengthening corruption prevention and control mechanisms in Serbia, the Italian Embassy in Belgrade said in a release on July 10. Besides ANAC, the consortium includes the Italian Ministry of Justice and the […]

Romanian PM steps down as party leader over corruption probe

July 13, 2015

Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta said on July 12 that he was stepping down as leader of the Social-Democrat party, the majority partner in the government coalition, because of an ongoing investigation pursued by the country’s anti-corruption prosecution office DNA. In a letter to senior party members, which he posted on his Facebook page, Ponta […]

Romanian prosecutors seize Lukoil assets in probe

July 9, 2015

Romanian prosecutors seized assets of Russian oil firm Lukoil worth up to 2 billion euros ($2.22 billion) in an investigation on suspicion of money laundering, a local court was quoted as saying on Jul. 08 by state agency Agerpres. In October of last year Romanian prosecutors, police and customs inspectors raided the offices of Lukoil […]

Eight foreign citizens were caught in Moldova in a case of money laundering

July 9, 2015

Eight foreign citizens were caught by the prosecutors and officers of the National Anticorruption Center in a case of money laundering. Three of them are from France, two from Mexico, one from the Dominican Republic, one from Canada, one from the US and one from Gabon. They are accused of coming to Moldova in order […]

Serbia: Council of Europe says tools for preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors must be improved

July 8, 2015

Serbia has come a long way in creating a regulatory and institutional framework for fighting corruption, concludes a report published today by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). However, much remains to be done for the system to work properly and to close the noticeable gap between the law and practice. […]

Macedonia: State Commission for Prevention of Corruption Issues Public Summons against Official

July 8, 2015

Macedonia’s State Commission for Prevention of Corruption issued a public summons against Donka Markovska because of conflict of interests, i.e. serving at two public positions. “A situation of conflict of interests was determined with the person Donka Markovska because of accumulation of positions, i.e. the person, besides being a member of the management board of […]

Interim Mayor of Bulgaria’s Kuklen Charged with Bribery

July 8, 2015

Kostadin Pavlov, Deputy Mayor and interim Mayor of the southern Bulgarian municipality of Kuklen, has been charged with bribery, trading in influence, and malfeasance. The indictment is against Pavlov in his capacity of Deputy Mayor of Kuklen acting as interim Mayor of Kuklen, and Nadezhda Mincheva, owner of the Nadezhda 2000 company, according to a […]

Romania’s interim PM increases number of anti-corruption prosecutors by 50

July 8, 2015

  The Government led by interim Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea adopted last week a decision which supplements the number of anti-corruption prosecutors by 50. Laura Codruta Kovesi, the head of Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), requested in February that the number of prosecutors increase by 50, due to the growing number of cases DNA had […]

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