Lack of Transparency on Bosnia Flood Cash Slated

February 11, 2016

A report by a group of Bosnian NGOs highlights the concerning lack of hard information on how flood reconstruction money was spent. House near the Bosnian city of Maglaj abandoned after massive floods and landslides in 2014 | Photo: Flickr A new report by Brana [Dam], a coalition of 23 NGOs formed at the end […]

NATO Chief Urges Montenegro to Tackle Corruption

February 10, 2016

Ahead of accession talks with Montenegro, due to start next week, NATO chief says alliance seeks more results in establishing rule of law and pursuing fight against corruption. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said Montenegro has to continue to implement reforms in order to become a member, but the Western alliance will not […]

Romania: ‎€ 2.1 Billion Defrauded from State Coffers In Last Decade

February 9, 2016

The Romanian Court of Accounts initiated 675 criminal cases against individuals suspected of defrauding the state of public funds in the past decade, reported Romanian public news agency Agerpres. The cases, added together, amount to a total of € 2.1 billion (US$ 2.3 billion) in damages.     The cases, filed with the public prosecutor, […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Indictment Against Radoncic Also Names US Embassy Official

February 8, 2016

Bosnian prosecutors today filed an indictment accusing former media mogul Fahrudin Radoncic and three of his alleged accomplices of pressuring a witness into providing false testimony and trading in influence.   The indictment also names Zijad Hadzijahic, an official employed in the US Embassy in Sarajevo. The indictment, which is still pending court approval, represents a […]

Croatia Vows to Stop Parties Running State Firms

February 8, 2016

The two main parties in Croatia’s new government have pledged to select the managers of state companies through public tenders in future – but not everyone is persuaded.     Experts have given a cautious response to claims that managers of Croatian state companies will in future be selected through public tenders – not as […]

Albania Hopes Cameras Will Make Police Behave

February 5, 2016

Cameras are being installed in police uniforms in Albania in order to make the police behave better and deter them from taking bribes. The Albanian police have started to equip their forces in the field with body cameras that they must wear on appointed shifts.  Tirana is the first city where police forces have started to […]

Corruption Hindering Serbian Justice, BIRN Report

February 5, 2016

Corruption is still thwarting the functioning of the justice system in Serbia, a report on battling corruption by BIRN and the Belgrade Center for Security Policy reads. New research conducted by the Belgrade Center for Security Policy and BIRN says that major branches of the Serbian justice system, police and judiciary remain influenced by corruption. “There […]

Moldovan cabinet approves package of laws on integrity

February 4, 2016

The cabinet has approved a set of laws on integrity. It is about a draft law on declaring the personal wealth and interests, a draft law on the National Integrity Centre and a draft law on the amendment and completion of some legislative acts, the government’s communication and media relations department has reported. The concerned […]

Macedonia Special Prosecution Charged With Crimes

February 4, 2016

Macedonia’s Special Prosecution, tasked with probing illegality in high places, has denied wrongdoing after a barrage of criminal charges allege it has pressured potential witnesses.   The Special Prosecution formed in Macedonia to investigate allegations of high-level wrongdoings and corruption has flatly denied allegations that its members have intimidated or molested potential witnesses and thus […]


February 2, 2016

Višnja Marilović is an accountant in Sarajevo. Her days have a certain rhythm. But the rhythm became arrhythmia the day her boss asked her to file an invoice for 160 beds … kind of an eye-catching number for a small sports center. Unless he was planning on building the world’s biggest blanket fort, something was […]