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Millions from Ukraine’s corrupt schemes found in 41 countries

April 27, 2017

Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau said that millions of dollars in proceeds from domestic corruption have been found in 41 countries, the Kyiv Post reported Tuesday. Businesses in at least 10 countries have helped funnel the illegal money out of Ukraine, the bureau said in an April 24 Facebook post. Some US $208 million went to […]

European Press Prize 2017 Award Ceremony in Amsterdam

April 21, 2017

Big upset in the European Press Prize Ceremony in Amsterdam as the Serbian Centre for Investigative Journalism beats the Pulitzer Prize winning Panama Papers team in the prestigious Investigative Award. Distinguished Writing appears to be a German trait, with Felix Hutt of Stern, and Dialika Neufeld and Claas Relotius of Der Spiegel sharing the award. […]

European Human Rights Body suspected of bribery by Azerbaijan

April 21, 2017

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) has been ordered to investigate allegations that its members were offered bribes for votes against reports criticizing Azerbaijan’s president, the Guardian reported Thursday. The Guardian quoted Arif Mammadov, a former Azerbaijani diplomat, as saying that a member of Azerbaijan’s delegation at the Council of Europe had €30 […]

Thousands of Slovaks protest corruption, demand ouster of PM Fico’s ally

April 19, 2017

Thousands of Slovaks joined a rally on Tuesday to protest against corruption and demand the resignation of the interior minister, a close ally of Prime Minister Robert Fico, over his ties with a developer under investigation for tax fraud. Slovakia’s economy has boomed and living standards have risen sharply since it joined the European Union in […]

G20 countries are breaking commitments to publish data that helps tackle corruption

February 27, 2017

Research published today by Transparency International and the Web Foundation finds that five key G20 countries are failing to meet commitments to publish data that helps tackle corruption. If the data was publicly available it could be used to curb criminal activities, including money laundering and tax evasion. In 2015 the G20 agreed that in […]

Whistleblowers will be protected by EU

February 23, 2017

In sharp contrast to the approach to whistleblowing being proposed in the UK (Whistleblowers ‘face full-frontal legal onslaught’, 13 February), last week the European parliament debated and voted for EU provisions to be drafted to protect whistleblowers, building on a draft law created by the Greens in 2016. While in the UK the Law Commission […]

How the EU can protect the world’s forest by tackling corruption

January 23, 2017

Amid the political turbulence that kicked off in Europe in 2016, an important event from last year risks being forgotten, the unprecedented global commitment to tackle corruption. World leaders at the anti-corruption summit in London committed “to expose corruption wherever it is found, to pursue and punish those who perpetrate, facilitate or are complicit in […]

9 December: International Anticorruption Day

December 9, 2016

The 9th of December marks the fourteenth International Anticorruption Day, established for the first time in October 2003 after the adoption of the United Nation Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).  Corruption poses a direct threat to society: it undermines the rule of law and citizens’ confidence in public institutions. It is also one of the most […]

Report Launch: Transparency International to publish Europe and Central Asia corruption poll

November 14, 2016

Transparency International will publish on 16 November the results of a public opinion poll about people’s experiences and perceptions of corruption in 42 countries in Europe and Central Asia. For the survey, Transparency International spoke to nearly 60,000 respondents across the region, from European Union (EU) members to Accession Countries and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The new survey follows […]

Afghanistan: The Anti-Corruption Justice Centre holds its first trials

November 14, 2016

On 12 November, the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre (ACJC) held its first two trials. The trials were open to the public, and were also attended and monitored by representatives from civil society, media, and national and international observers. “The opening trail of the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre demonstrates the government’s commitment to prosecute significant corruption cases of […]

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