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RAI Secretariat takes part in kick-off meeting of the “Fighting corruption through administrative measures” project

March 23, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat, represented by Head of Secretariat, Mr. Vladan Joksimovic, took and active part  in the kick-off meeting of the “Fighting corruption through administrative measures” project. The Meeting was organized on March 23, 2017 by the Italian Anti-corruption Authority (ANAC), in Rome, Italy. Mr. Joksimovic presented RAI and its activities with the focus on […]

RAI Secretariat meets with Senior Managment of The Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and the Coordination of the Fight Against Corruption

March 21, 2017

On March 21, 2017 a meeting was organized between Regional Anti–corruption Initiative Secretariat and the Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and the Coordination of the Fight Against Corruption of Bosnia and Herzegovina.   Regional Anti–corruption Initiative Secretariat was presented by Head of Secretariat Vladan Joksimovic and Anti-corruption Expert Tomislav Curic. Agency for the Prevention […]

Moldovan president dismisses agriculture minister over corruption charges

March 21, 2017

Moldovan president Igor Dodon said on Monday he has dismissed agriculture minister Eduard Grama, who was placed under house arrest over corruption charges. “I signed the decree for the dismissal of the agriculture minister. I am expecting more such initiatives, as there are still many corrupt officials in this government,” Dodon wrote in a Facebook […]

Romania Claims Progress in Recovering Corrupt Officials’ Assets

March 20, 2017

A Romanian agency set up in 2016 to manage the frozen assets of officials convicted of  corruption says it has started the process of recovering half a billion euros.     Money reclaimed by a specialistgency in Romania from convicted officials is already being channeled to government projects related to civic education, crime prevention and […]

Montenegro, 16-17 March 2017: Workshop on Corruption Proofing of Legislation

March 16, 2017

Today and tomorow Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat is holding a Workshop on Corruption Proofing of Legislation in Podgorica, Montenegro. The Workshop is organized in cooperation with the Agency for Prevention of Corruption, Montenegro under the Regional Programme on Strengthening the Capacity of Anti-corruption Authorities and Civil Society to Combat Corruption and Contribute to the UNCAC […]

RAI Represented at the Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans

March 16, 2017

The donor coordination conference is an annual event, introduced by the Regional Cooperation Council in 2015. It helps in better aligning the regional governments’ development priorities and donors’ sectoral priorities with the priorities set out in the SEE 2020 Strategy. It enables the region to benefit the most from the available funding. Regional Anti-corruption Initiative […]

Croatia: Probe Expected to Resolve Croatia’s ‘Per Diem’ Scandal

March 14, 2017

Criminal law expert says controversy over illegal payment of per diems – which shook the Croatian government – is likely to be resolved in course of a broadened investigation.     The saga over the payment of “per diems” to advisers in the Croatian government and state attorney’s office for fictional trips will likely be […]

Moldova: Further reform efforts needed to benefit citizens

March 14, 2017

The Republic of Moldova has adopted a number of reforms, but needs to undertake further efforts in implementing its commitments under the Association Agreement with the European Union. With extensive support from the European Union, the Republic of Moldova has adopted a number of reforms in implementing the Association Agenda, but needs to undertake further […]

Montenegro’s Former President Marovic Goes to Prison

March 13, 2017

A former Montenegrin and Yugoslav top politician, Svetozar Marovic, pleaded guilty to corruption charges and will serve nearly three years in prison, MIA writes. Quoting a special prosecutor‘s office, RTCG said that Marovic will also have to return EUR 1.2 million (USD 1.26 million). The former president of Montenegro and the last president of the […]

Romania’s Top Anti-Corruption Official Visiting Bulgaria Next Week

March 9, 2017

The head of Romania’s Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) is set to visit Bulgaria next Thursday, local media report. Laura Kövesi has been invited by the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) to discuss her agency’s progress in fighting corruption. She will take part in a conference titled “The Romanian Experience. Anti-Corruption Institutions and Measures”, organized by the VKS […]