Moldova: Syrian consul in Moldova suspected of corruption

September 22, 2017

Syria’s honorary consul in Moldova, Ibrahim al-Ahmad, has the status of a suspect in the case that involves consul of the Republic of Moldova in Istanbul. The Syrian official is suspected of exercising influence on several persons, who allegedly offered bribes to have their documents prepared at the Moldovan Consulate in Istanbul. Asked by CrimeMoldova, […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU helps BiH counter corruption at all levels

September 22, 2017

Head of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative in BiH, Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, said in Sarajevo that BiH recently made some progress in addressing a few of the outstanding GRECO recommendations, but that still a lot of work needs to be done. “Next to more ambitious efforts to build a legislative and […]

Moldova: National campaign to inform corruption prevention measures launched in Chisinau

September 21, 2017

The National Anticorruption Centre (CNA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme launched today a national campaign to inform and raise public awareness of corruption prevention measures with the slogan “Integrity is freedom”. CNA deputy head Cristina Tarna said that the campaign aims to raise awareness of corruption prevention actions and to create a […]

Romania: DNA requests 10 years in prison for Sebastian Ghita

September 20, 2017

The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has called for 10 years imprisonment sentence for Sebastian Ghita, in his first file, involving the former Mayor of Ploiesti, Iulian Badescu, a punishment close to the maximum limit. Sebastian Ghita is accused in this file of bribery and money laundering. This is the last hearing in the file, […]

Romania: Ex-PM Ponta heard in a corruption file

September 19, 2017

Former PM Victor Ponta is being heard at the National Anti-corruption Directorate on Monday, as witness in a corruption case. Ponta had to wait on the stairs of the directorate in the morning, as there were several people queuing in front of him. “I was subpoenaed as witness in a file from 2014. I cannot […]

Kosovo*: New Justice Minister move to amend Law on confiscating illicit assets

September 19, 2017

Newly appointed minister of Justice, Abelard Tahiri, has initiated amendment/supplement of the legislation related to confiscation of illegally obtained assets.   Tahiri announced that he already started work on amending/supplementing current Law on confiscation of illegally obtained assets, while attending a workshop in Pristina related to managing of illegally sequestered and confiscated assets. “I have already […]


Albania: 70 percent of citizens in Albania see courts as most corrupt institution

September 15, 2017

About 70 percent of the citizens in Albania think that the courts are the most corrupt institutions in the country, a survey conducted by Albanian Institute of Democracy and Mediation (IDM) showed Thursday. The courts are followed by the institution of parliament (68 percent of citizens), prosecution (67 percent), customs (66 percent) and health institutions […]

Survey Shows: Balkan Citizens Still Trust “Corrupt” Police

September 15, 2017

A new survey published on Thursday by a regional network of NGOs, Pointpulse and the Belgrade Center for Security Policy, shows that well over half of all surveyed citizens in the Western Balkans – 58 per cent – trust their police forces despite viewing them as corrupt. “Although more than half of citizens have trust […]

Romania: Former communications minister sent to court in Microsoft case

September 14, 2017

Romania’s anticorruption prosecutors sent the former communications minister Valerian Vreme to court under judicial control for abuse of office in the Microsoft case, DNA announced yesterday. Vreme, who was communications minister from September 2010 until February 2012, awarded a contract to an association led by the local company D.Con-Net AG, without a public tender. The […]

Brazil’s top court approves new graft probe of President Temer

September 13, 2017

A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Tuesday authorized an investigation of President Michel Temer for suspected corruption involving a decree regulating ports, adding to graft allegations the president has so far parried with backing from Congress. The new investigation is based on a wiretapped conversation of a former Temer aide, Rodrigo Rocha Loures, who, according […]