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EU’s Kosovo* Mission Judge Quits Citing Corruption

November 20, 2017

The chief judge at an EU organization tasked with improving the rule of law in Kosovo* quit and accused other senior members of the mission of corruption and malpractice, Le Monde reported Thursday. Malcolm Simmons, a British national, said he had denounced “several cases of corruption at the heart of the mission” in recent weeks. […]

Romania: Ruling Party Leader Faces New Corruption Probe

November 20, 2017

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors opened a new criminal investigation into the chairman of the ruling party on suspicion that he misused European Union funds. The prosecutors’ office said in a statement that Liviu Dragnea is suspected of official misconduct for setting up an organized crime group and forging documents to illicitly obtain EU funds. Eight others […]

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15-17 November 2017 Lisbon, Portugal: RAI attends EPAC/EACN Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly

November 16, 2017

The 17th Annual Professional Conference and  session of the General Assembly is held in Lisbon, Portugal from 15 to 17 November 2017, kindly hosted by the Portuguese Inspectorate General of Home Affairs  (IGAI). Head of RAI Secretariat present the work of Regional Anti-corruption Initiative with particular focus on International Instrument on Exchange of Data for the Verification of Asset […]

15 November 2017, Sarajevo B&H: Training on Corruption Risk Assessment for development of integrity plans in institutions of Federation BiH

November 15, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), in cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Team of Government of Federation BiH, organized a training for focal points and coordinators of integrity plans in institutions of Federation BiH. The training takes place today in Sarajevo, on 15 November 2017. Due to number of participants, the same one-day training took place yesterday also […]

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14 November 2017, Sarajevo B&H: Training on Corruption Risk Assessment for development of integrity plans in institutions of Federation BiH

November 14, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), in cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Team of Government of Federation BiH, organized a training for focal points and coordinators of integrity plans in institutions of Federation BiH. The training takes place today in Sarajevo, on 14 November 2017. The main objective of the training is that the institutions of Federation BiH get acquainted to […]

13 November 2017, Mostar, B&H: Training on Corruption Risk Assessment for development of integrity plans in institutions of Federation BiH

November 13, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), in cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Team of Government of Federation BiH, organized a training for focal points and coordinators of integrity plans in institutions of Federation BiH. The training took place in Mostar, on 13 November 2017. The main objective of the training is that the institutions of Federation BiH get acquainted to the […]

Albanian judge arrested on corruption, bribery charges

November 13, 2017

An Appeals Court judge has been arrested by Tirana police on Thursday evening on corruption and bribery charges following a year-long investigation by the Prosecution Office for Serious Crimes. Police said that officers from the Investigation and Corruption Sector at the Directorate for Investigation of Economic and Financial Crimes at the Albanian State Police, in […]

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 […]

9 – 10 November 2017, Prague, Czech Republic: Conference on Lessons learned from GRECO’s Fourth Evaluation Round

November 9, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) represented by Head of Secretariat, Mr Vladan Joksimović, is participating at the Conference on Lessons learned from GRECO’s Fourth Evaluation Round, which is being held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 9 – 10 November 2017. Under the auspices of the Czech Republic’s Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, […]

Romania: Big corruption case targets illegal medical service reimbursements

November 8, 2017

Prosecutors from Romania’s National Anticorruption Department (DNA) detained 16 people on Monday, November 6, in a new corruption case targeting illegal reimbursements of medical services. Most of those detained are representatives of companies providing home healthcare services, but the list also includes a doctor and a lawyer. They are charged with establishing an organized criminal […]