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Romanian Liberal Party head quits pending graft investigation

September 29, 2016

The leader and campaign manager of Romania’s second-largest party resigned on Wednesday after anti-corruption prosecutors said they were investigating him on suspicion of abusing his position to illegally secure funding for the party.   The resignation of Vasile Blaga, who has led several successful election campaigns, could weaken his Liberals ahead of a parliamentary election […]

Macedonia Special Prosecution Probes Procurement Scam

September 29, 2016

Macedonia’s Special Prosecution, SJO, launched a new investigation on Wednesday, probing whether four Interior Ministry and counter-intelligence staffers committed grave financial crimes. Macedonia’s special prosecution, SJO, says it suspects that four Interior Ministry and counter-intelligence operatives illicitly acquired hundreds of thousands of euros of budget money for procuring and then maintaining telecommunications surveillance equipment for […]

Panama Papers: European Parliament Launches Inquiry

September 29, 2016

The European Parliament launched a detailed inquiry into the Panama Papers leak of confidential documents on Tuesday, in an effort to close offhsore loopholes that have allowed the rich and powerful to hide billions in secret. The inquiry, which is scheduled to run for 10 months, opened with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) questioning […]

26th of September, 2016: Workshop – Presentation of Programme Potentials

September 27, 2016

Within the Implementation of the „Regional Programme on Strengthening the Capacity of Anti-corruption Authorities and Civil Society to Combat Corruption and Contribute to the UNCAC Review Process“, Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat, supported by the Austrian Development Agency, is organizing a Workshop on the Programme Implementation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Workshop is scheduled for […]

23rd RAI Steering Group Meeting 23-24 September, Sarajevo, BiH

September 27, 2016

23rd Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Steering Group Meeting took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 23 – 24 September, 2016. It was organized by RAI Secretariat and hosted by the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The meeting is the main forum of the Organisation, which will provide ground to the participants to take […]

Romanian President to receive award in Germany for fight against corruption

September 27, 2016

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis will be in Kiel, Germany, on Wednesday, where he will receive the Hermann-Ehlers 2016 prize for “special merits in supporting the rule of law and fight against corruption,” said Presidency spokesperson Mădălina Dobrovolschi. Iohannis will receive the award from the Hermann-Ehlers foundation. “It is a prestigious award, one of the most […]

Moldovan Party of Socialists to Initiate No-Confidence Motion Against Government

September 27, 2016

The Moldovan Party of Socialists is going to initiate a no-confidence vote against the government of the country, the party’s leader, Igor Dodon, said Monday. In June, the Socialists said that they would initiate no-confidence votes to ministers every week. They have already initiated such motions against the defense minister, the minister of education and the finance minister […]

Albanian parliament delays vote on justice reform legislation

September 22, 2016

Albania’s parliament has postponed until next week a vote on six draft laws from the judicial reform package, local media reported on Wednesday. The vote has been initially scheduled for Thursday. The draft bills are not incomplete this is the reason for the postponement, Albanian news agency ATA reported citing sources from parliament. A new date […]

Romania: Fraud suspicions of over EUR 231 mln with EU funds

September 22, 2016

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has discovered possible frauds in 556 projects financed with EU funds in Romania during the 2007-2013 programming period. The total value of these projects is EUR 1.3 billion, of which the fraud is estimated at around EUR 231 million, reports local Digi24. Romania’s Anti-Fraud Department, which represents the interface with […]

15 judges arrested by Moldova Prosecution Office in the Russian Laundromat case

September 22, 2016

On September 20th, the head of the Anti-corruption Prosecution Office, Viorel Morari, announced about the arrest of 15 former or acting judges and 3 court bailiffs, together with the officers of the National Anti-corruption Center (CNA). Besides the 18 court officials, another judge and one bailiff were searched at their homes and included in the […]