Civil Society Forum: Recommendations for Berlin Process

April 28, 2017

Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans is taking place in Tirana. The forum began on Wednesday and it will last until Friday which is the day for presenting key recommendations of the civil society organizations for the Trieste Summit. The summit of the Western Balkans’ leaders will take place in July. During the public […]

Moldova Detains Officials Suspected of Embezzling EU Money

April 28, 2017

Moldovan anti-corruption prosecutors have detained the transport minister and a senior road management official on suspicion of embezzling European Union funds. Prosecutors detained Transportation Minister Iurie Chirinciuc and the interim manager of Moldova’s State Road Management, Veaceslav Teleman, on Thursday after searching their offices and the offices of two private companies. The companies’ owners also […]

RAI Participating at the Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans in Tirana

April 27, 2017

The forum taking place in Tirana is a part of Western Balkans Summit Series and is a preparatory forum for Trieste Summit scheduled for 12th July. Vladan Joksimovic, Head of RAI Secretariat is one of the panelists at the panel dedicated to rule of law and fight against corruption. Emphasizing, among other issues, the importance and […]

Millions from Ukraine’s corrupt schemes found in 41 countries

April 27, 2017

Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau said that millions of dollars in proceeds from domestic corruption have been found in 41 countries, the Kyiv Post reported Tuesday. Businesses in at least 10 countries have helped funnel the illegal money out of Ukraine, the bureau said in an April 24 Facebook post. Some US $208 million went to […]

7 persons, including Chișinău vice-mayor, arrested in corruption case regarding capital’s parking system

April 26, 2017

On April 25th, seven persons have been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Center of Moldova and anti-corruption prosecutors in a corruption case regarding an apparently simulated public listing for the paid parking lots in Chișinău. The arrested persons are: vice-mayor Nistor Grozavu, head of the transportation and communication ways department Igor Gamrețchi, a former Liberal-Democrat city counselor, […]

Serbia’s police arrest 16 customs officers for tax evasion

April 25, 2017

Serbian police have detained 16 customs officers and one company director on suspicion of tax evasion and dereliction of duty, the country’s interior ministry said on Monday.   The customs officers were suspected of helping at least two private companies to avoid paying taxes and excise duties on cigarettes and other goods such as perfumes […]

Croatia football ‘boss’ Mamic faces major graft trial

April 25, 2017

Controversial former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic on Thursday faces a multi-million euro corruption trial, a crucial case for Croatian football which is already burdened with hooliganism and poor infrastructure. Mamic, considered the most powerful figure in the sport in the former Yugoslav republic, has been charged with abuse of power and bribery between 2008 […]

European Press Prize 2017 Award Ceremony in Amsterdam

April 21, 2017

Big upset in the European Press Prize Ceremony in Amsterdam as the Serbian Centre for Investigative Journalism beats the Pulitzer Prize winning Panama Papers team in the prestigious Investigative Award. Distinguished Writing appears to be a German trait, with Felix Hutt of Stern, and Dialika Neufeld and Claas Relotius of Der Spiegel sharing the award. […]

European Human Rights Body suspected of bribery by Azerbaijan

April 21, 2017

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Pace) has been ordered to investigate allegations that its members were offered bribes for votes against reports criticizing Azerbaijan’s president, the Guardian reported Thursday. The Guardian quoted Arif Mammadov, a former Azerbaijani diplomat, as saying that a member of Azerbaijan’s delegation at the Council of Europe had €30 […]

Thousands of Slovaks protest corruption, demand ouster of PM Fico’s ally

April 19, 2017

Thousands of Slovaks joined a rally on Tuesday to protest against corruption and demand the resignation of the interior minister, a close ally of Prime Minister Robert Fico, over his ties with a developer under investigation for tax fraud. Slovakia’s economy has boomed and living standards have risen sharply since it joined the European Union in […]