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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.


Sale of ČEZ Bulgaria to Inercom raises red flags; Requires greater scrutiny

The proposed sale of the Bulgarian assets of ČEZ Group, an energy [...]

We codemn the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kušnírová

Transparency International condemns the murders of Ján Kuciak, a [...]

Corruption Perceptions Index – CPI 2017

This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the [...]

The theme for the 18th edition of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (ACC) is announced

Together for Development, Peace and Security: Now is the Time to Act

Weekly news – 20 April 2018

20.04.2018 News and comments

This week began on a sombre note with vigils in London, Berlin, Brussels, Valetta and elsewhere to mark sixth months since Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was brutally murdered by a car bomb.

Weekly news – 12 April 2018

12.04.2018 News and comments

The global campaign for a more just world doesn’t progress evenly, as we’ve seen again this week.

Weekly news – 6 April 2018

06.04.2018 News and comments

What is the link between climate change and corruption? Clear and closer than you might think.

Weekly news – 30 March 2018

30.03.2018 News and comments

Commitment is crucial in the fight against corruption.

Weekly news – 23 March 2018

23.03.2018 News and comments

This week we’ve been gripped by revelations about the tactics employed by Cambridge Analytica (CA) to influence elections using data collected – possibly illegally – from Facebook users’ accounts.

Weekly news – 16 March 2018

16.03.2018 News and comments

Is Latin America at a turning point in the fight against corruption?

Weekly news – 9 March 2018

09.03.2018 News and comments

How much do you think your passport is worth?

Golden Visa programmes in Europe pose major corruption risk

05.03.2018 News and comments

Today, a series of investigations published by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) have detailed how citizenship and residence-by-investment schemes, commonly referred to as ‘Golden Visa’ programmes, are vulnerable to abuse and undermine the fight against corruption in the European Union and neighbouring countries. The stories show how European countries are selling access to the Schengen visa-free travel area, and even EU citizenship, to foreign investors with little scrutiny, transparency or due diligence.

Weekly news – 2 March 2018

02.03.2018 News and comments

Unfortunately this week we were reminded again of the terrible risks facing journalists who report on corruption.

Sale of ČEZ Bulgaria to Inercom raises red flags; Requires greater scrutiny

01.03.2018 News and comments

The proposed sale of the Bulgarian assets of ČEZ Group, an energy conglomerate of which the government of the Czech Republic is the majority stakeholder, raises red flags for corruption and should undergo further investigation.

David Ondráčka, Blog: „Corruption from a global perspective and what is happening in the world?“

27.02.2018 News and comments

Sometimes it makes sense to step back and look at what’s really happening in the world of corruption. In this blog, I use my international experience to offer some insights on the trends of today.

Digging deeper into corruption, violence against journalists and active civil society

27.02.2018 News and comments

To mark the release of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2017, we analysed corruption levels around the world and looked at how they relate to civil liberties – specifically, the ability of citizens to speak out in defence of their interests and the wider public good.

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