Romanian anti-fraud chief, state secretary resign amid tax evasion and corruption probe

October 24, 2016

Mariana Vizoli, a state secretary in the Ministry of Finance, and Daniel Diaconescu, the chief of the Anti-Fraud Department within Romania’s tax agency ANAF, resigned after the National Anticorruption Department (DNA) placed them under judicial control in the EUR 132 million “Murfatlar” tax evasion case. Finance minister Anca Dragu accepted their resignations on Friday, according to a […]

Macedonia: Special Prosecutor Wins Standoff Over Wiretap Evidence

October 24, 2016

A special prosecutor set up in Macedonia to investigate allegations of widespread political corruption has gained access to possible evidence of illegal wiretapping by former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, ending a standoff with secret police that started earlier in the week, a deputy at the special prosecutors’ office told the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting […]

Sofia 20-21 October 2016: Third Regional Meeting of Oversight Bodies for Asset Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

October 20, 2016

Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), supported by the Austrian Development Agency, in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council and the Commission for Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest of Bulgaria, is holding the 3rd REGIONAL MEETING of OVERSIGHT BODIES for ASSET DISCLOSURE and CONFLICT OF INTEREST. The event is organized as a follow-up to the Regional […]

Moldova: Anticorruption Flash Mob in the Parliament Square

October 19, 2016

An anticorruption Flash Mob was organized today in the Parliament Square. Several social active young people from national youth organizations and local initiative groups, involved in in conducting anticorruption awareness campaigns for the past two years, came out with an original way of communicating the “Discourage the corruption by denouncing it” to citizens.   By […]

Romanian Archbishop under investigation for EU funds embezzlement

October 18, 2016

The Archbishop Teodosie of Constanta in Eastern Romania is under investigation on corruption charges by Romania’s notorious National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA). On Monday, prosecutors placed him under judicial control for two months (60 days), pending an ongoing investigation. During this period, the Archbishop will have to appear in court, inform authorities as to his whereabouts, and […]

Bulgarian prosecutors charge two former executives over nuclear project

October 18, 2016

Oct 17 Bulgaria’s prosecutors have charged two former directors of state electricity firm NEK with causing financial damage by signing a nuclear deal that cost the business more than 77 million euros ($86 million). Bulgaria cancelled its 10 billion euro Belene project with Russia’s Atomstroyexport in 2012 after failing to find foreign investors and under […]

Moldova: EU delivered a Joint Analysis Paper to the Government of the Republic of Moldova

October 17, 2016

On October 13th 2016, the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova together with the EU Member States and Switzerland presented the Joint Analysis Paper to Government of the Republic of Moldova. The EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova together with the EU Member States and Switzerland presented the Joint Analysis Paper to Government of […]

Auditors: EU Underfunded Balkan Media, Anti-Graft Projects

October 17, 2016

European auditors said the European Commission has provided relatively little funding for projects in the field of freedom of the media and the fight against organised crime and corruption in Western Balkan countries.   The European Court of Auditors said on Thursday that in comparison to projects in the field of rule of law, relatively […]

ReSPA: Open call for applications for the Fellowship Programme for Government Officials 2016/2017

October 13, 2016

The European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) announces the new call for applications for its flagship Fellowship programme for Government Officials. It is a one-year practice-oriented educational programme which is supporting the Western Balkans’ administrations by educating and motivating the public officials to practice and advocate the European principles of public administration.     It […]

B&H: Introduce a legal obligation of proactive disclosure of information

October 11, 2016

Transparency International in Bosnia and Herzegovina (TI BiH) organized in Sarajevo the first of total six training courses for the institutions of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the filed of proactive transparency, openness and accountability and presented key recommendations for the analysis of the situation in regard to the open data and proactive […]