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23 October 2017, 20:00 CET: Broadcasting of “The Medal of the Loud” on N1 TV

October 20, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) Secretariat in cooperation with the news channel N1 TV (CNN affiliate) would like to announce the broadcasting of the documentary “The Medal of the Loud” on N1 BiH and N1 Serbia, on 23 October 2017 at 20:00 CET. The documentary film “The Medal of the Loud” is produced under the auspice […]

18 – 20 October 2017, Wilton Park, United Kingdom: Security, the Western Balkans and the UK: Working together to address shared challenges

October 19, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) represented by Chairperson, Mr Davor Dubravica, and Head of Secretariat, Mr Vladan Joksimovic, participated at the conference on “Security, the Western Balkans and the UK: Working together to address shared challenges”. This initiative brought together senior officials, practitioners and experts from the Western Balkans and the UK to discuss the shared security challenges. […]

Bulgarian president calls for anti-corruption measures

October 19, 2017

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Tuesday called for the adoption of urgent, decisive, comprehensive and effective measures against corruption. Radev, who is the head of the CCNS, said after a meeting of the country’s Consultative Council on National Security (CCNS). “Corruption damages the image of Bulgaria, taints the moral, discourages people, repels investors and undermines […]

Albania: Wiretapped conversations link ex-interior minister to drug traffickers

October 19, 2017

Former Albanian interior minister Saimir Tahiri has been accused of links with drug traffickers after his name was mentioned in a series of wiretapped recordings revealed by Italian media on October 17. The revelations have again thrown the spotlight onto the problem of drug trafficking in Albania, an aspiring EU member state that urgently needs […]

17-19 October 2017, Montenegro: Trainings on Corruption Risk Assessment for coordinators of integrity plans in institutions of Montenegro

October 17, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), in cooperation with the Agency for Prevention of Corruption of Montenegro, organized one-day trainings for coordinators of integrity plans in institutions of Montenegro. The trainings took place in three cities of Montenegro: Kolašin, Budva and Podgorica on 17-19 October 2017. Each training gathered about 70 public officials. The main objective of the trainings was […]

People from Kosovo* concerned with corruption and unemployment

October 13, 2017

The 2017 Balkan Barometer public perception report for Southeast Europe shows that Kosovo* ranks highest in the region for optimistic outlook and trust in the Ombudsperson. Of the seven Southeastern European countries, Kosovo*’s population continues to have the most optimistic economic outlook, despite an increasing pessimism regarding the possibility that EU accession is just over […]

European Public Prosecutor’s Office: a breakthrough in the fight against corruption

October 12, 2017

Today, the decision by 20 EU Member States to create a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) is a breakthrough in the EU’s efforts to fight corruption, according to Transparency International EU, the anti-corruption NGO. The EPPO, which will be an independent EU body based in Luxembourg, will have the authority to investigate and prosecute fraud, corruption and […]

Balkan Barometer 2017 – a perception survey of citizens and business communities on the situation in the region

October 11, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), represented by Chairperson, Mr Davor Dubravica took an active part at 3rd edition of the public and business opinion survey – Balkan Barometer 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, on 9 October 2017. The Regional Cooperation Council’s (RCC) presented in Brussels the 2017 edition of the Balkan Barometer (BB), an annual survey of citizens and […]

The Albanian Prime Minister Rama: “Those involved in corruption will leave”

October 10, 2017

The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, introduced the new director of the National Food Authority, Agim Ismaili.  Rama declared that this institution must stop once and for all its corruptive practices, which, according to Rama, have created an unacceptable situation. “This is an institution that should not be forgotten, because it is directly related to […]

Bulgarian Council of Ministers: Fight Against Corruption is Our Priority

October 10, 2017

The government has taken as its priority the systematic fight against corruption at all levels of government and the adoption of anti-corruption legislation by the end of the year. The draft law on counteracting corruption and for taking away the illegally acquired property of the Council of Ministers was submitted for consideration by the National […]