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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 […]

France Strengthens its Legislation to Combat Bribery and Corruption

November 14, 2016

After considerable debate, France adopted its new Law on Transparency, the Fight against Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life, on November 8, 2016 (the “Law”). This Law represents a reaction to international pressure brought to bear against the French government for its perceived laissez-faireenforcement towards corruption, and a response to severe sanctions imposed by the […]

Riga 15-17 November 2016: Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly of EPAC/EACN

November 9, 2016

A delegation from the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) will take part in the 16th Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly of EPAC/EACN which will take place from 15th to 17th November in Riga, Latvia. The event hosted by the Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau of Latvia (KNAB) will create a platform for exchanging views on […]

EU: whistleblowers need wide and comprehensive legal protection – Petition

November 8, 2016

A platform for a EU-wide whistleblower protection was launched by 44 organizations calling on the European Commission to urgently take action on bringing forward proposals on EU-wide legislation on whistleblower protection with a broad scope of groups and areas of activities protected. The Antoine Deltour trial (LuxLeaks) and the case of Hervé Falsiani (the Falsiani […]

Mikheil Saakashvili Resigns Post in Ukraine, Citing Corruption

November 8, 2016

MOSCOW — Mikheil Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia who was brought into the Ukraine government to set an example of transparency and clean government, resigned on Monday and accused Ukraine’s president of supporting corruption. Mr. Saakashvili, who was appointed governor of the Black Sea region of Odessa by President Petro O. Poroshenko in May […]

TI: GRECO’s criticism of Czech corruption is legitimate

November 4, 2016

The Czech branch of the Transparency International anti-corruption organisation agrees with the criticism in the Council of Europe report issued on Wednesday, which calls on the Czech Republic to more prevent corruption among lawmakers, judges and prosecutors. The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) recommends that the Czech authorities make the legislative […]

Ukrainians shocked as politicians declare vast wealth

November 1, 2016

An anti-corruption reform requiring senior Ukrainian officials to declare their wealth online has exposed a vast difference between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent. Some declared millions of dollars in cash. Others said they owned fleets of luxury cars, expensive Swiss watches, diamond jewelry and large tracts of land – revelations that could […]

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