Speed record: A Romanian doctor was receiving 10 bribes per minute

May 6, 2016

Corruption remains one of Romania’s biggest problems, with doctors, politicians, police officers, and other officials being investigated or sentenced to prison for bribery. However, a doctor from the Caras-Severin Pension House has managed to set a speed record for cashing in bribes. The man was receiving up to 10 bribes per minute, reports local Digi24. He was recently […]

Cameron to propose global anti-corruption agency at summit

May 5, 2016

PM hopes body that would help investigators track down tax evasion will be summit’s legacy in wake of Panama Papers revelations.   Anti-corruption protests in South Africa, one of the countries invited to the summit to be hosted by David Cameron next week. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA An international anti-corruption body to help law enforcement agencies […]

New corruption scandal shakes Romanian public healthcare system

May 5, 2016

After the Colectiv Club fire that took place at the end of October 30, leaving in its wake a trail of 64 people dead, new and previously unknown corruption accusations are coming to the surface as journalists have started to dig deeper into the deals made by Romanian hospitals.   Disinfectants in some Romanian hospitals […]

Kosovo: Lawmaker Accused of Organized Crime Returns to Pristina for Questioning

May 4, 2016

One of Kosovo’s ruling party lawmakers, Azem Syla, has returned to the country for questioning after being accused by authorities of running an organized crime ring. Syla’s lawyer, Tome Gashi, confirmed to local newspaper Telegrafi last Thursday that his client returned to Kosovo keeping his promise that he would be willing to face questioning by […]

Protesters Claim Croatia Government Stifles Press Freedom

May 4, 2016

Croatian journalists and activists staged a protest in Zagreb, claiming the government is undermining media freedom in the country in an attempt to promote its own ideological values. Around 200 journalists and activists joined a protest walk from the headquarters of the Croatian Journalists’ Association, HND to the culture ministry in central Zagreb on World Press […]

Macedonians Resume ‘Colourful Revolution’ Protests

May 4, 2016

Anti-government protests in Macedonia – dubbed the ‘Colourful Revolution’ – resumed after an Easter break, while the International Crisis Group warned that the political situation was deteriorating. Protest in Skopje | Photo by: BETA After several days’ break for Orthodox Easter and May Day holidays, hundreds of anti-government protestors marched again on Tuesday in the […]

Kosovo: MP Facing Corruption Charges Surrenders to Kosovo Police

April 29, 2016

Azem Syla, an MP from the ruling party in Kosovo, handed himself into the police at the Vermice crossing border on Friday to face corruption charges. Syla while heading to Pristina police station | Photo: BIRN Azem Syla, a prominent legislator of the governing Democratic Party of Kosovo, charged on Wednesday in an investigation into […]

Suicide Threat Jolts Bosnian Canton into Saving Firm

April 29, 2016

After workers at the Tuzla Kvarc company staged a dramatic suicide threat, the cantonal authorities reached a new agreement with the firm that will allow it to restart production. A medical team from Tuzla hospital helps a worker of Tuzla Kvarc after the end of the strike | Photo: Anadolu The dramatic saga of a […]

Albania – Tusk: Focus on the Justice Reform and fight against corruption

April 29, 2016

During a press conference with Albanian President Bujar Nishani, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk said that the Justice Reform is very important for Albania and its European future. He added that the European Union continues to support and will support Albania in the years to come. “The European Union supports the development of […]

Montenegro President Accused of Abusing Pardons

April 29, 2016

Rights organizations have spotted a dramatic spike in the number of pardons issued by Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic every time general elections are scheduled – and some have demanded his resignation. Montenegrin president Filip Vujanovic | Photo: Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic has been accused of abusing his authority and the law on pardons – […]