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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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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 – 25 May 2018

25.05.2018 News and comments


This week we bring you an American update to the Azerbaijani Laundromat and news from the so-called ‘West Africa Leaks’.

Weekly news – 18 May 2018

18.05.2018 News and comments


On Sunday, Venezuelans will go to the polls to elect their president for the next six years, amidst an economic crisis which is only getting worse.

Promising opener for dialogue about participation of civil society in local decision making in Belarus

14.05.2018 News and comments


Petitions.by organized the international conference “Forms of collaboration among state authorities and civil society on solution of local issues” which was unique for several reasons. We were proud to be there and support it. (8th May, 2018 in Minsk)

Weekly news – 11 May 2018

11.05.2018 News and comments


This week we bring you some news from around the world.

Weekly news – 4 May 2018

04.05.2018 News and comments


The UK government agreed to require British Overseas Territories to introduce public registers of beneficial ownership. That means that companies based in places like Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos and the British Virgin Islands will soon have to reveal the identity of the people who own or control them.

Weekly news – 27 April 2018

27.04.2018 News and comments


This week we zero in on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global financial institution tasked with ensuring macroeconomic stability.

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?

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