Republic of Moldova needs an authority specialized in recovery of illegally acquired assets

May 31, 2016

Republic of Moldova needs an authority responsible for recovery of assets acquired from criminal activities, recommends a UNDP study, launched today, 31 May 2016. The research was conducted within the “Strengthening the corruption prevention and analysis function of the National Anticorruption Center”, financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Unfortunately news about assets stolen […]

UK is most corrupt country in the world, says mafia expert Roberto Saviano

May 31, 2016

‘It’s not the bureaucracy, it’s not the police, it’s not the politics but what is corrupt is the financial capital’ Britain is the most corrupt country in the world, according to journalist Roberto Saviano, who spent more than a decade exposing the criminal dealings of the Italian Mafia. Journalist Roberto Saviano spent more than a decade […]

Poll: Private doctors, hospitals topping patient confidence in Romania; public hospitals lagging behind

May 31, 2016

Private doctors and hospitals are topping the patient confidence rankings in Romania, while the public hospitals are bringing up the rear, according to the findings of a poll conducted by IMAS and the Medical Innovation Centre. The study reveals that 66 percent of the respondents trust Romanian doctors much and very much, while the private […]

Bulgaria: Village Mayor Charged With Controlling Organized Crime Gang

May 31, 2016

A mayor who was said to have treated the northwest village of Galiche like a feudal domain was charged by Bulgarian authorities with controlling an organized crime gang, Balkan Insight reported. A police operation in the village saw 12 arrested, of which eight have already been indicted. Mayor Tsenko Chokov was allegedly determined to be […]

Romanian prosecutors make first arrest in the diluted disinfectants scandal

May 28, 2016

Romania’s General Prosecutor’s office, which has been conducting the criminal investigation on the diluted hospital disinfectants scandal, made the first arrest on Friday evening, May 27. The prosecutors decided to hold Flori Dinu, the general manager of Hexi Pharma, a Romanian company that has been producing and selling diluted disinfectants to hundreds of public hospitals. […]

Insights into a corrupt system: New allegations in diluted disinfectant scandal in Romania

May 27, 2016

The diluted disinfectants scandal continues in Romania, even after local businessman Dan Condrea’s death. Condrea owned Hexi Pharma, the Romanian company that sold diluted biocides to local hospitals, thus putting patients at risk. He died in a car crash on Sunday. The team of journalists from Gazeta Sporturilor sports newspaper, coordinated by Catalin Tolontan, who […]

KNOCH: Kosovo has good laws, lacks its implementation

May 26, 2016

The government and the institutions of Kosovo are determined to European integration and building a rule of law and the fight against corruption remains a priority. This is what PM Isa Mustafa said at the launch of the project against economic crime in Kosovo. “Kosovo institutions have made significant steps towards economic development, rule of […]

Public agents learn to identify and to mitigate corruption risks in the public procurement process

May 26, 2016

National Anticorruption Center and UNDP Moldova organize a cycle of trainings for public agents „Corruption Risks Management in the Public Procurement Process”, in the period of 19 May – 2 June 2016. 5 trainings for the staff of the internal audit sections of central public authorities and Chisinau municipality city hall will be organized during […]

Prosecutors investigate Romanian Senate speaker for false testimony

May 25, 2016

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors said on Tuesday they were investigating Senate speaker and former prime minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu for giving false testimony to aid suspects in a wider real estate graft case. Tariceanu, prime minister from 2004-08, is the latest high-level official to be investigated in a crackdown on corruption widely praised by the European […]

Romanian anticorruption prosecutors take on IT giant HP

May 24, 2016

Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has decided to prosecute American IT company HP for illegally cashing in almost EUR 17 million in a contract with the state. The company is charged with complicity to abuse of office. The prosecutors have also prosecuted Vasile Ciurchea and Irinel Popescu, former presidents of the National Health Insurance House […]