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Macedonia: State Commission for Prevention of Corruption Issues Public Summons against Official

July 8, 2015

Macedonia’s State Commission for Prevention of Corruption issued a public summons against Donka Markovska because of conflict of interests, i.e. serving at two public positions. “A situation of conflict of interests was determined with the person Donka Markovska because of accumulation of positions, i.e. the person, besides being a member of the management board of […]

Interim Mayor of Bulgaria’s Kuklen Charged with Bribery

July 8, 2015

Kostadin Pavlov, Deputy Mayor and interim Mayor of the southern Bulgarian municipality of Kuklen, has been charged with bribery, trading in influence, and malfeasance. The indictment is against Pavlov in his capacity of Deputy Mayor of Kuklen acting as interim Mayor of Kuklen, and Nadezhda Mincheva, owner of the Nadezhda 2000 company, according to a […]

Romania’s interim PM increases number of anti-corruption prosecutors by 50

July 8, 2015

  The Government led by interim Prime Minister Gabriel Oprea adopted last week a decision which supplements the number of anti-corruption prosecutors by 50. Laura Codruta Kovesi, the head of Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), requested in February that the number of prosecutors increase by 50, due to the growing number of cases DNA had […]

Croatia: Football Bosses Jailed for Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Corruption

July 8, 2015

Dinamo Zagreb football club bosses Zdravko Mamić and his brother, Zoran, have been jailed by a Zagreb court following corruption allegations, Balkan Insight reports. On Sunday, the court refused a € 2.6 million (US$ 2.85 million) bail application for the pair and ordered them held for a month. Zdravko Mamić is Dinamo’s executive president. Zoran […]

Albania makes headway in battle to beat corruption and improve its image

June 26, 2015

In Albania, corruption has long been part of everyday life. People talk of taking a loved one to hospital and having to pay the doctor to get the best treatment, or of going to a property registration office and being asked to pay an extra “fee” to speed things up. This culture of bribery has […]

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Milivoje Katnic – first head of Montenegrin USKOK

June 23, 2015

Former judge of the Appellate Court of Montenegro, Milivoje Katnic, has been unanimously elected the Chief Special Prosecutor of the newly formed Special Public Prosecutor`s Office, dubbed Montenegrin USKOK (named after the Croatian Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organised Crime). At the session of the Prosecution Council, chaired by the Supreme State Prosecutor, Ivica Stankovic, […]

Bulgarian PM Boiko Borisov Believes Smuggling, Corruption are Equally Harmful

June 22, 2015

Bulgarian Prime Minister put an equality sign between the terms corruption and smuggling. ”Corruption and smuggling are one and the same thing,” said Borisov over a round-table entitled ”For Economy in the Light”. In his view, EU-funded projects are always being monitored by a number of institutions, while this is not the case with smuggling. […]

Croatia Probes Origin of 225 Million Euro in Savings

May 17, 2015

The Croatian authorities have given 14 Croatian citizens ten days to prove the origin of 225 million euro in savings, deposited in foreign bank accounts. Croatia’s tax administration and Office for the suppression of corruption and organised crime, USKOK, has given 14 people holding the 20 largest accounts in banks in 19 EU countries ten […]

“Separatist Fires” in Macedonia and the Virtues of Corruption.

May 17, 2015

This will be something for the books of violent dispute. A series of gun battles over the weekend on May 9-10, lasting over 16 hours have left eight police officers and fourteen gunmen dead in the town of Kumanovo in Macedonia. The slain police were members of the anti-terrorist Tigers unit. The Macedonian police authorities […]

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