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The Medal of the Loud Premiered in Belgrade Today

December 6, 2016

THE MEDAL OF THE LOUD: Speak, do not keep silent! Premiere of the first regional documentary film on whistleblowers held in Belgrade     Belgrade/Sarajevo, 06 December 2016 – The premiere of ‘The Medal of the Loud’ documentary film, dealing with whistleblowers in the region through testimonials of people who reported corruption, pointed to it […]

Round Table: The Anti-Corruption Agenda for Southeast Europe after the 2016 Enlargement Package: How to Break the State Capture Deadlock and Make Enlargement Deliver Again?

December 5, 2016

In its 2015 and 2016 Enlargement Packages, the European Commission has announced that there will not be further enlargement by the end of the current Commission’s term – October 2019. While, the EU and key member-states have expressed their continuing commitment to the enlargement process in the Western Balkans, citizens and stakeholders have seen the […]

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Skopje, 28-29 November: Training on Anti-Corruption Assessment of Laws (Corruption Proofing of Legislation)

December 2, 2016

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), in cooperation with the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption and Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), supported by Austrian Development Agency (ADA), organized a Training on Corruption Proofing of Legislation, on 28-29 of November in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The objective of the Training was to build and strengthen the capacity of […]

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Belgrade, 5 December: 24th RAI Steering Group Meeting

November 30, 2016

The 24th RAI Steering Group Meeting will be held on December 5, 2016, in Belgrade, Serbia. During the meeting, the Steering Group will select the new Head of RAI Secretariat and the participants will take decisions to be implemented within RAI’s framework in the near future. The Meeting will be held back-to-back with the regional event to […]

Brussels Urged to Support Balkan Civic Society Groups

November 28, 2016

The Balkan Civil Society Development Network, BCSDN, in its latest report, says civic organisations in Balkan countries are at a critical juncture in their initiatives in key areas such as media freedom, rule of law and anti-corruption. The report urged the European Commission to “continue its support for critical and strategic national and regional civil […]

Bosnia: Sarajevo Students to Learn About Corruption

November 28, 2016

Local authorities in Sarajevo say they plan to teach primary and high school students what corruption is, and what it does to society. The local Education Ministry said Thursday that a working group will draft a plan for addressing the issue in schools. According to Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer, which rates citizens’ perceptions of […]

Whistleblower reveals “industrial scale” tax fraud in Kosovo*

November 21, 2016

Tax inspector Murat Mehmeti decided to go public with information on over 300 Kosovar* businesses involved in tax fraud, after futile attempts to bring the matter to court.   When Murat Mehmeti joined the Kosovo* Tax Administration, KTA, as a member of the tax investigation unit, he already had ten years of experience as Kosovo* […]

RAI Receives Observer Status to European Partners Against Corruption (EPAC)

November 17, 2016

In accordance with its mission to lead regional cooperation to support anti-corruption efforts by providing a common platform for discussions through sharing knowledge and best practices, RAI has recently applied for the status of observer to EPAC (European Partners Against Corruption). The application was officially filed on 4 May this year, and was discussed and granted at […]

Kosovo*, Bosnia, Most Worried by Corruption, Report Shows

November 16, 2016

People in Balkan countries see corruption as one of the key problems in society, often view politicians as corrupt as well, and in many cases do not believe their governments are tackling the issue, a new survey by the watchdog organisation Transparency International shows. Among countries surveyed in the Balkans, 65 per cent of people […]

OCCRP’s Patrucic Receives Knight Journalism Award

November 16, 2016

OCCRP’s Miranda Patrucic accepted the 2016 Knight International Journalism Award on Monday for reporting that, along with OCCRP journalism partners, has exposed corruption across Europe and Central Asia. Patrucic, regional editor for OCCRP, accepted the award from the International Center for Journalists at a gala in Washington, DC by thanking OCCRP’s network of investigative reporters, […]