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We bring you an overview of what is happening in the world of corruption. Headlines from the Czech Republic and neighboring states, invitations to our events, comments on known and lesser known cases. We wish you pleasant reading.

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Transparency International sends the first complaint concerning Andrej Babiš’s conflict of interest

Transparency International Czech Republic (TI) has sent the first [...]

Andrej Babiš is our controlling person (beneficial owner), says Agrofert

Transparency International Czech Republic (TI CZ) found in the [...]

Caviar diplomacy will not be tolerated. First sentences are dropped

The former President of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of [...]

The European Commission is suspending subsidies, giving credit to the official complaint of Transparency International Czech Republic

13.12.2018 News and comments


Commissioner Günther Oettinger announced at the European Parliament’s Strasbourg plenary session that the European Commission (EC) will not pay any subsidies to subjects in question with effect from August 2, 2018 until Andrej Babiš’s conflict of interests is resolved.

Weekly news – 7 December 2018

07.12.2018 News and comments


This Sunday, 9 December, is International Anti-Corruption Day. Around the world anti-corruption activists will be highlighting that no country is immune to the effects of corruption.

Weekly news – 30 November 2018

30.11.2018 News and comments


G20 leaders are meeting in Buenos Aires today at the annual summit of leaders of the 19 largest economies and the EU.

Weekly news – 23 November 2018

23.11.2018 News and comments


This week, asylum for political leaders under investigation for or charged with corruption has been on our minds, as we hear news coming from both Europe and Latin America.

Weekly news – 16 November 2018

16.11.2018 News and comments


Colombian authorities are investigating the death of a key witness in a corruption case involving the Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht. Last week, Jorge Enrique Pizano died of suspected poisoning after expressing fears for his safety. He was in the process of negotiating with American authorities for shelter in the US.

Weekly news – 9 November 2018

09.11.2018 News and comments


Perhaps surprisingly for a country that ranks in the top 20 of our Corruption Perceptions Index, corruption was a big part of the story told about this week’s US midterm elections.

Weekly news – 2 November 2018

02.11.2018 News and comments


In Azerbaijan, voices critical of the President Aliyev’s regime are routinely gagged and suppressed.

Daphne Caruana Galizia and Ana Garrido Ramos winners of 2018 Anti-Corruption Award

01.11.2018 News and comments


Transparency International proudly announces that the late Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and Spanish whistleblower and campaigner Ana Garrido Ramos have been selected as winners of the 2018 Anti-Corruption Award. The awards were presented at a ceremony at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Copenhagen this evening

Weekly news – 26 October 2018

26.10.2018 News and comments


This week we’ve been in Copenhagen, at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference – the world’s biggest gathering of the global movement against corruption.

Weekly news – 19 October 2018

19.10.2018 News and comments


For the past few weeks we’ve been hard at work preparing for the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) taking place next week 22-24 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference takes place in the Bella Center and is organised by us, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the IACC Council.

Weekly news – 12 October 2018

12.10.2018 News and comments


Living and working in Europe is an unobtainable dream for many people around the world, but the very rich are able to pay their way to residency and citizenship in the EU.

EU member states in race to the bottom to sell Golden Visas to the super-rich

11.10.2018 News and comments


The doors of Europe are open to criminals and the corrupt, thanks to lax, opaque, and mismanaged ‘Golden Visa’ schemes, according to a report released today by Transparency International and Global Witness. The two anti-corruption organisations say the financial benefit of citizenship- and residency-by-investment schemes is undercut by risks arising from insufficient due diligence, conflicts of interest, and wide discretionary powers.

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