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European Commission – Press release Whistleblower protection: Commission sets new, EU-wide rules

April 24, 2018

The European Commission is proposing a new law to strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU.   Recent scandals such as Dieselgate, Luxleaks, the Panama Papers or the ongoing Cambridge Analytica revelations show that whistleblowers can play an important role in uncovering unlawful activities that damage the public interest and the welfare of our citizens and […]

RAI Secretariat presents the findings of the Regional Asset Recovery Study at the joint FATF/OSCE/Moneyval Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors in Strasbourg

March 27, 2018

Today and tomorrow  FATF, OSCE and Moneyval are holding a  International Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors: Experiences, Challenges and Best Practices,at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg,France. RAI Secretariat represented by Head of Office Mr. Vladan Joksimovic presented the findings, challenges and good practices of the comparative study concerning the search, seizure, and confiscation of illegally obtained assets […]

Golden visa programmes in Europe pose major corruption risk

March 6, 2018

Today, a series of investigations published by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) have detailed how citizenship- and residence-by-investment schemes, commonly referred to as ‘Golden Visa’ programmes, are vulnerable to abuse and undermine the fight against corruption in the European Union and neighbouring countries. The stories show how European countries are selling access to the […]

Former South Korean president faces jail term in corruption case

February 27, 2018

Prosecutors have demanded a 30-year prison term for the former South Korean president Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country’s first female leader and conservative icon. Park did not attend the court hearing where prosecutors also […]

Israel PM Netanyahu faces corruption charges

February 14, 2018

Israeli police say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be charged over alleged bribery cases. A police statement said there was enough evidence to indict Mr Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two separate cases. Speaking on Israeli television, Mr Netanyahu said the allegations were baseless and that he would continue as […]

Russia’s Putin fires economy minister over bribery charges

December 4, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over allegations he extorted a $2 million bribe from top oil producer Rosneft, a case that could expose fault lines in the Russian leader’s inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60-year-old technocrat whose ministry oversees a politically-charged sale of state assets, is the highest-ranking Russian official […]

Tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv against ‘government corruption’

December 4, 2017

Tens of thousands of people have protested in Tel Aviv against what they say is corruption within the government and the slow pace of investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is suspected of receiving luxury gifts from wealthy supporters and has also faced police questioning over a secret deal he allegedly sought for favourable […]

Poland: Court Administrators Charged with Corruption

December 1, 2017

Former administrators of 10 courts in southern Poland have been charged with corruption amid an ongoing probe, according to a report. They have been charged with accepting financial gain in exchange for favouritism in decisions to place orders for services provided to a court of appeals in the city of Kraków, the niezalezna.pl news website […]

Saudi Arabia: 201 people held in $100bn corruption inquiry

November 10, 2017

An estimated 1,700 bank accounts have been frozen in inquiry observers say is power grab by crown prince to sideline rivals. More than $100bn (£76bn) has been misused through corruption and embezzlement in Saudi Arabia in recent decades, the country’s attorney general has said, as he announced the detention of 201 people as part of a […]

Paradise Papers leak reveals secrets of the world elite’s hidden wealth

November 7, 2017

The world’s biggest businesses, heads of state and global figures in politics, entertainment and sport who have sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens are being revealed this week in a major new investigation into Britain’s offshore empires. The details come from a leak of 13.4m files that expose the global environments in which tax […]



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