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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 […]

G20 countries are breaking commitments to publish data that helps tackle corruption

February 27, 2017

Research published today by Transparency International and the Web Foundation finds that five key G20 countries are failing to meet commitments to publish data that helps tackle corruption. If the data was publicly available it could be used to curb criminal activities, including money laundering and tax evasion. In 2015 the G20 agreed that in […]

Whistleblowers will be protected by EU

February 23, 2017

In sharp contrast to the approach to whistleblowing being proposed in the UK (Whistleblowers ‘face full-frontal legal onslaught’, 13 February), last week the European parliament debated and voted for EU provisions to be drafted to protect whistleblowers, building on a draft law created by the Greens in 2016. While in the UK the Law Commission […]

How the EU can protect the world’s forest by tackling corruption

January 23, 2017

Amid the political turbulence that kicked off in Europe in 2016, an important event from last year risks being forgotten, the unprecedented global commitment to tackle corruption. World leaders at the anti-corruption summit in London committed “to expose corruption wherever it is found, to pursue and punish those who perpetrate, facilitate or are complicit in […]

9 December: International Anticorruption Day

December 9, 2016

The 9th of December marks the fourteenth International Anticorruption Day, established for the first time in October 2003 after the adoption of the United Nation Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).  Corruption poses a direct threat to society: it undermines the rule of law and citizens’ confidence in public institutions. It is also one of the most […]

Report Launch: Transparency International to publish Europe and Central Asia corruption poll

November 14, 2016

Transparency International will publish on 16 November the results of a public opinion poll about people’s experiences and perceptions of corruption in 42 countries in Europe and Central Asia. For the survey, Transparency International spoke to nearly 60,000 respondents across the region, from European Union (EU) members to Accession Countries and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The new survey follows […]

Afghanistan: The Anti-Corruption Justice Centre holds its first trials

November 14, 2016

On 12 November, the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre (ACJC) held its first two trials. The trials were open to the public, and were also attended and monitored by representatives from civil society, media, and national and international observers. “The opening trail of the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre demonstrates the government’s commitment to prosecute significant corruption cases of […]

France Strengthens its Legislation to Combat Bribery and Corruption

November 14, 2016

After considerable debate, France adopted its new Law on Transparency, the Fight against Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life, on November 8, 2016 (the “Law”). This Law represents a reaction to international pressure brought to bear against the French government for its perceived laissez-faireenforcement towards corruption, and a response to severe sanctions imposed by the […]

Riga 15-17 November 2016: Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly of EPAC/EACN

November 9, 2016

A delegation from the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) will take part in the 16th Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly of EPAC/EACN which will take place from 15th to 17th November in Riga, Latvia. The event hosted by the Corruption Prevention and Combatting Bureau of Latvia (KNAB) will create a platform for exchanging views on […]

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