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22-23 June 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Trainings on Corruption Proofing of Legislation

June 23, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), organized two one-day Trainings on Corruption Proofing of Legislation in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The training which took place on 22nd June 2017 was organized in cooperation with Civil Service Agency of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it gathered public servants from the Federation of B&H whereas the training held […]

RAI Secretariat takes part at the 8th IRG meeting on review of the implementation of the UNCAC

June 19, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat, represented by Head of Secretariat, Mr Vladan Joksimovic, and Anti-Corruption Expert, Mr Tomislav Curic, is participating at the 8th IRG meeting on review of the implementation of the UNCAC organized from the 19th to 23rd June 2017 in Vienna.   RAI representatives will meet, on the margins of the meeting, with representatives of […]

Corrupt practices in business most common in Croatia among SEE states according to Ernst&Young

June 19, 2017

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 19 (SeeNews) – Croatia is the country in Southeast Europe (SEE) where bribery and corrupt practices in business are most common, a survey by global consultancy Ernst&Young (EY) showed. About 79% of Croatian managers perceive the problem to be widespread in their country, ranking the country fifth in terms of corrupt practices, EY said […]

June 15th 2017: RAI attends ReSPA Open Day in Brussels

June 15, 2017

RAI Representative Ms. Jasna Panjeta attended today ReSPA Open Day Event in Brussels, Belgium ReSPA Open Day encompassed the presentations of best-case examples implemented in the Western Balkans in domain of Public Administration reform and the EU Integration. It was intended also to open discussion on the following ReSPA regional studies: Optimization of Public Administration […]

Bulgaria arrests 23 in crackdown on border corruption

June 15, 2017

Sofia – Twenty-three customs officers and businessmen have been arrested in a probe into corruption at a major checkpoint on Bulgaria’s border with Greece, prosecutors said on Wednesday.   The investigation focuses on alleged kickbacks by Bulgarian transport firms to let trucks pass through the Kulata border point without a check. Police carried out 83 […]

June 12-13, Trieste: Western Balkans’ Anti-Corruption Authorities exchange expertise ahead of Trieste Summit

June 13, 2017

Head of Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI) Mr. Vladan Joksimovic attended the TAIEX Regional workshop on obstacles to good governance in the Western Balkans. The meeting has been organised in cooperation with the Italian Anti-Corruption National Agency (ANAC), and it  brought together anti-corruption authorities in the Western Balkans and their peers in EU Member States. Mr. Joksimovic […]

12 June 2017: The 25th RAI Steering Group Meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria

June 12, 2017

The 25th Steering Group Meeting of the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on June 12, 2017. The meeting was organized by the RAI Secretariat and hosted by Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria. Mr. Krasimir Cipov, Deputy Minister of Interior of Bulgaria welcomed all participants and emphasize the importance of cooperation between […]

Croatia: Modric to testify at key Croatia corruption trial

June 12, 2017

Zagreb (AFP) – Real Madrid midfield star Luka Modric will appear as a witness next week at a multi-million-euro corruption trial involving former top Dinamo Zagreb officials, a judge said on Wednesday.   Modric will provide testimony at the trial of former Dinamo chief Zdravko Mamic on Tuesday, the judge at a court in the […]

Serbia: Former and current mayors among 74 arrested for corruption

June 12, 2017

Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic announced on Wednesday that 74 persons suspected of corruption have been arrested.     According to him, Operation Signal was carried out by the Interior Ministry (MUP) in cooperation with prosecution offices, the tax police, and the security agency BIA. A MUP statement quoted Stefanovic as saying that the operation “dealt […]

Bulgarian prosecution orders probe into alleged corruption in Turkish border fence project

June 12, 2017

Bulgaria’s Supreme Cassation Prosecution has ordered the State Agency for National Security and the State Financial Inspection Agency to investigate allegations of corruption among senior state officials in connection with the project to build a fence at the border with Turkey. The investigation is in response to a complaint lodged at the Prosecutor-General’s office by […]