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 […]

Romania: The Senat is blocking all investigation procedures în Oprea case, says DNA

September 21, 2016

The National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) has announced that the Senate on Monday denying a request to prosecute former Deputy Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea for culpable homicide is blocking all investigation procedures in the matter while preventing prosecutors from establishing Oprea’s responsibility in the death of police agent Bogdan Gigina. “The Romanian Senate denying by a […]

Albania softens tax penalties against businesses

September 20, 2016

The Albanian Ministry of Finance has prepared new changes to the tax procedures law, stipulating softer penalties against businesses in cases of law infringement, sources from the ministry said Monday. These new changes have been made following the decision of the Albanian Constitutional Court to nullify the previous law on tax procedures, considering the penalties […]

Bosnian Mayoral Hopefuls Tainted by Crime Claims

September 20, 2016

Nearly 50 candidates for the positions of mayor or municipality chief in next month’s Bosnian elections have been convicted of, charged with or investigated for organised crime, corruption or war crimes. In the 140 Bosnian municipalities that will elect city mayors and municipality chiefs in the October local elections, candidate lists contain almost 50 individuals […]