Romania: Ex-Finance minister Darius Valcov, indicted in new corruption file for bribing a land register clerk

July 28, 2017

Former Finance minister and former mayor of Slatina, Darius Valcov, was indicted in a new corruption file, being charged with abetment in bribery and bribery. Prosecutors say Valcov has bribed a clerk within the land register office. Investigators accuse Valcov that he has initiated the establishment of three companies, acting as a whole, Millenium Topographica […]

Moldova: Three executives from Cahul prosecuted for extortion

July 27, 2017

An official from the Cahul District Court, a former police officer and a lawyer are suspected of influence peddling, after they extorted and received 6,000 euros. The three suspects were detained for 72 hours by the NAC officers and anticorruption prosecutors in the afternoon of July 25. According to the NAC, the detention occurred after […]

Romania: Anticorruption prosecutors go after former communication minister

July 27, 2017

Romania’s National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) has referred to president Klaus Iohannis on starting the prosecution of Valerian Vreme, a former communications minister in the Emil Boc cabinet. Vreme is charged with abuse of office in a case related to the state’s purchase of overpriced Microsoft licenses. The former minister signed a contract for the use […]

Bulgaria: CoE Publishes Report on Bulgaria’s Corruption Prevention in Respect of MPs, Judges, Prosecutors

July 26, 2017

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) published the Fourth Round Compliance Report on Bulgaria, a compliance report concerning corruption prevention in respect of members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. The Compliance Report assesses the measures taken by the authorities of Bulgaria to implement the recommendations. Link to the Fourth Round Compliance Report on Bulgaria in […]

Macedonia: Court Rejects Detention for Ex-PM Gruevski

July 25, 2017

Macedonia’s Appeal Court has rejected a plea to detain former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and top officials of his VMRO DPMNE party ahead of their trial on election fraud charges. Former Macedonian Prime Minister Gruevski and other former ministers from his government who have been charged with masterminding election fraud in 2013 will remain free […]

Bulgaria: Prosecutors file lawsuit over Corporate Commercial Bank collapse

July 21, 2017

Bulgaria’s prosecutor’s office said on July 20 that it has concluded its investigation into the collapse of the Corporate Commercial Bank (CCB) in 2014 and has filed a lawsuit in the specialised court that deals with high-profile corruption cases.   CCB, the county’s fourth-largest lender by assets at the time, asked to be put under […]

20 – 21 July 2017, Podgorica, Montenegro: Workshop on Corruption Proofing of Legislation

July 20, 2017

Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat held a Workshop on Corruption Proofing of Legislation in Podgorica, Montenegro on 20-21 July 2017. The Workshop has been organized for the representatives of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption in Montenegro under the Regional Programme on Strengthening the Capacity of Anti-corruption Authorities and Civil Society to Combat Corruption and Contribute […]

Montenegro Workshop on Corruption Risk Assessment at the Agency for Prevention of Corruption

July 19, 2017

Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI), in cooperation with Agency for Prevention of Corruption in Montenegro held a Workshop on Corruption Risk Assessment today with the Corruption Risk Assessment Team of Montenegro. The main objective of the Workshop is the review the 1st Montenegrin monitoring report on Integrity Plans developed and published by the Agency in Montenegro. […]

Angel Maria Villar, president of Spanish FA and vice-president of FIFA and UEFA, arrested on corruption charges

July 18, 2017

Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Spanish FA and vice-president of FIFA and UEFA, has been arrested by police investigation corruption. Villar’s son, Gorka, has also been detained by officers following a raid on several offices in Madrid linked to the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF). Several other football executives were arrested by police with […]

Moldova: Former chair of the Criuleni District, Vitalie Rotaru, to be tried for acts of corruption within European projects

July 17, 2017

Former chair of the Criuleni District, Vitalie Rotaru, will face the court on charges of passive corruption. He had allegedly received about 1,1 million lei from several economic agents, involved in the implementation of European investment projects. The Deputy Chairman of the Criuleni District, as well as an EU-funded project manager will appear in the […]