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11 December 2017, Pristina, Kosovo*: Training on Corruption Proofing of Legislation

December 11, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) held a Training on Corruption Proofing of Legislation in Pristina, Kosovo* on 11 December 2017. The Training was organized in cooperation with the UNDP Kosovo* and the Kosovo* Anti-Corruption Agency (KACA) under the auspice of the Regional Programme on Strengthening the Capacity of Anti-corruption Authorities and Civil Society to Combat Corruption […]

Romanians stage fresh anti-corruption protests

December 11, 2017

More than 10,000 people Sunday braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption. The demonstrators want the withdrawal of proposed legislation that would overhaul Romania’s justice system and reduce the powers of the respected anti-corruption directorate, the DNA. Critics say the changes would […]

7 – 8 December 2017, Tirana, Albania: Regional Conference: “Corruption-Free Cities of the Future”

December 7, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), in cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Anti-Corruption Network of OECD, is organizing a regional conference on “Corruption-Free Cities of the Future”, on 7 – 8 December 2017, in Tirana, Albania, which is hosted by the Government of Albania. RAI is represented by Chairperson, Mr Davor Dubravica and Head of Secretariat, Mr […]

Moldova: Deputy Head of ANSA detained for passive corruption

December 7, 2017

The Deputy General Director of the National Agency for Food Safety (ANSA), Vsevolod Stamati, has been detained today, December 6, for passive corruption. He asked several businessmen to supply him foodstuffs to avoid interfering in their activities. According to the prosecutors, in September 2016, he requested from several businessmen wine, meat, sausages and other foodstuffs […]

Former Romanian interior minister sentenced to 5 years in prison for corruption

December 7, 2017

Former Romanian interior minister Cristian David was sentenced to five years in prison, no parole, for influence peddling. The magistrates also decided that the state should confiscate EUR 500,000 from the former minister. The High Court’s decision is not final, according to Digi24.ro. The anticorruption prosecutors sent Cristian David to court in July 2015. They charged him […]

Serbia: Former Belgrade airport head among 56 arrested for corruption

December 5, 2017

Over the past few days, members of the Interior Ministry (MUP) arrested 56 suspects in separate raids aimed at combating financial crime and corruption. The MUP announced this on Monday. Those arrested are suspected of committing various corruption crimes from 2008 to date, in particular crimes related to abuse of official position in state bodies. […]

5 December 2017, Kiseljak, BiH: Roundtable on “Application of special investigative actions in investigations of corruption offenses – good practices and established challenges”

December 5, 2017

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) in cooperation with Center for business studies (CEPS) and Agency for prevention of corruption and coordination of the fight against corruption (APIK) organized a roundtable on “Application of special investigative actions in investigations of corruption offenses – good practices and established challenges” on 7 December 2017, in Kiseljak, Bosnia and Herzegovina. […]

Moldova: Corruption caught in mayor election in Sângera town of Chisinau

December 5, 2017

Scandal in the Sângera town in Chisinau, where the second round of repeated local elections is organized. At one of the sections, a man would have tried to buy the villagers’ votes by 50 lei. This would have represented the interests of the PSRM candidate for the post of mayor. The police were called to […]

Russia’s Putin fires economy minister over bribery charges

December 4, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over allegations he extorted a $2 million bribe from top oil producer Rosneft, a case that could expose fault lines in the Russian leader’s inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60-year-old technocrat whose ministry oversees a politically-charged sale of state assets, is the highest-ranking Russian official […]

Tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv against ‘government corruption’

December 4, 2017

Tens of thousands of people have protested in Tel Aviv against what they say is corruption within the government and the slow pace of investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is suspected of receiving luxury gifts from wealthy supporters and has also faced police questioning over a secret deal he allegedly sought for favourable […]