Romanian prosecutors make first arrest in the diluted disinfectants scandal

May 28, 2016

Romania’s General Prosecutor’s office, which has been conducting the criminal investigation on the diluted hospital disinfectants scandal, made the first arrest on Friday evening, May 27. The prosecutors decided to hold Flori Dinu, the general manager of Hexi Pharma, a Romanian company that has been producing and selling diluted disinfectants to hundreds of public hospitals. […]

Insights into a corrupt system: New allegations in diluted disinfectant scandal in Romania

May 27, 2016

The diluted disinfectants scandal continues in Romania, even after local businessman Dan Condrea’s death. Condrea owned Hexi Pharma, the Romanian company that sold diluted biocides to local hospitals, thus putting patients at risk. He died in a car crash on Sunday. The team of journalists from Gazeta Sporturilor sports newspaper, coordinated by Catalin Tolontan, who […]

KNOCH: Kosovo has good laws, lacks its implementation

May 26, 2016

The government and the institutions of Kosovo are determined to European integration and building a rule of law and the fight against corruption remains a priority. This is what PM Isa Mustafa said at the launch of the project against economic crime in Kosovo. “Kosovo institutions have made significant steps towards economic development, rule of […]

Public agents learn to identify and to mitigate corruption risks in the public procurement process

May 26, 2016

National Anticorruption Center and UNDP Moldova organize a cycle of trainings for public agents „Corruption Risks Management in the Public Procurement Process”, in the period of 19 May – 2 June 2016. 5 trainings for the staff of the internal audit sections of central public authorities and Chisinau municipality city hall will be organized during […]

Prosecutors investigate Romanian Senate speaker for false testimony

May 25, 2016

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors said on Tuesday they were investigating Senate speaker and former prime minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu for giving false testimony to aid suspects in a wider real estate graft case. Tariceanu, prime minister from 2004-08, is the latest high-level official to be investigated in a crackdown on corruption widely praised by the European […]

Romanian anticorruption prosecutors take on IT giant HP

May 24, 2016

Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has decided to prosecute American IT company HP for illegally cashing in almost EUR 17 million in a contract with the state. The company is charged with complicity to abuse of office. The prosecutors have also prosecuted Vasile Ciurchea and Irinel Popescu, former presidents of the National Health Insurance House […]

Albanian Officials Reveal Past Crime Convictions

May 23, 2016

One minister, 10 MPs and five mayors have revealed that investigations were conducted against them in the first phase of implementation of a law that bans those with a criminal past from public office. The cross-party parliamentary commission tasked wth cleaning up politics | Photo: LSA The Albanian public has started to receive the first […]

Special Prosecution: New faces, new hope in Macedonia

May 23, 2016

The Special Prosecution body in Macedonia was set up to rein in corruption and criminal conduct by officials. It is led by three women, who have become national heros, as Kristina Ozimec reports from Skopje. Prosecutors Katica Janeva, Fatime Fetai, Lence Ristoska have become the heros of the fight against in corruption. Lumi Bekiri is […]

DNA head: Foreign companies also involved in the healthcare corruption in Romania

May 23, 2016

Anti-corruption chief prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi stated on Monday that the corruption in the healthcare system also involves companies abroad. Kovesi said that investigation revealed that sometimes, the money received as bribe are paid through bank accounts opened abroad. “There are foreign firms and companies involved in the healthcare system’s corruption, that’s why the National Anti-corruption […]

Edi Rama: we need to stop all this talk about a corrupt Albania

May 20, 2016

Audrey Tilve: It’s still the dream to be a part of the European Union. That’s the case here in Albania, a Balkan country still linked to troubles, such as corruption and crime. But the socialist prime minister, Edi Rama, who has been in power for three years, is a reformer. His aim, to join the […]