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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 […]

European experts say weak political will hampers anti-corruption strategy

May 20, 2016

An evaluation of European experts presented Friday at the Ministry of Justice says the weak political will of the Parliament majority and local officials is one of the obstacles to the implementation of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Strategy (SNA) from 2012 to 2015. Other weak points of the SNA implementation are the unsystematically application of prevention […]

Markovic: We have first serious records in fight against corruption and criminal

May 20, 2016

Efforts of our country towards realization of the most important foreign-policy priorities cannot be slowed down. Fulfilling the obligations from negotiation process with European Union is a sign of serious results, which gives Montenegro a special reputation of a perspective country candidate in Western Balkans, said vice prime minister Dusko Markovic during the meeting with […]

Montenegro: Former President Signs Plea Bargain, Admitting Corruption

May 19, 2016

Svetozar Marovic, who served as president of the joint state of Serbia and Montenegro until the two countries split, was released from custody Tuesday after he signed a plea bargain with prosecutors who accused him of involvement in a number of corruption cases that defrauded the local budget of Budva of millions of dollars in […]

Romanian prince, businessman, media owner indicted for corruption

May 19, 2016

Romania’s anticorruption prosecutors have indicted Paul Lambrino, the nephew of Romania’s King Carol II, local businessman Remus Truica, and media owner Dan Andronic for the illegal restitution of the Baneasa Royal Farm. Truica was charged with setting up a criminal group, influence peddling, money laundering, complicity to abuse of office, and bribery. Prince Paul was […]