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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 [...]

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

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

Weekly news – 17 August 2018

17.08.2018 News and comments


We recently celebrated International Youth Day, highlighting issues that affect young people and the difference they can make in the world.

Weekly news – 10 August 2018

10.08.2018 News and comments


This week, activists from across the globe spoke with one voice against corruption.

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

06.08.2018 News and comments


Transparency International Czech Republic (TI) has sent the first of two complaints about Andrej Babiš’s conflict of interest in connection with him being the controlling entity of the Agrofert holding. Černošice municipality will handle the complaint.

Weekly news – 3 August 2018

03.08.2018 News and comments


Remember the Azerbaijani Laundromat? The network of illicit payments from a US$2.9 billion slush fund that sought to buy Azerbaijan political influence in Europe and launder the international image of the country’s authoritarian regime?

Weekly news – 27 July 2018

27.07.2018 News and comments


It’s been a tumultuous week in Pakistan, where elections on Wednesday were sadly marred by violence and allegations of fraud.

Weekly news – 20 July 2018

20.07.2018 News and comments


What happens when civil society and governments come together to make governments more open, accountable and responsive to citizens’ needs?

Weekly news – 13 July 2018

13.07.2018 News and comments


Wednesday marked African Anti-Corruption Day — an important opportunity to recognise both the progress made and the work still left to be done in the fight against corruption in Africa.

Moonlighting in Brussels: side jobs and ethics concerns in the European Parliament

10.07.2018 News and comments


“Moonlighting” – the practice of having a second job – is relatively common among politicians in democracies. This also holds true for the European Parliament. 60% of the members have declared outside activities that can include regular employment, board memberships or other political mandates. In total, the 751 MEPs have declared 1,366 activities, a 13% increase from the beginning of the mandate. 31% of MEPs now have paid side jobs.

Gavin O’Brien: „The Controversy of the 2018 World Cup Bid“

09.07.2018 News and comments


The 2018 Russia World Cup is currently under way with the some of the best teams in the world duking it out on the field to prove who the best team truly is. The World Cup has been very eventful, and although there are always favorites predicted to win, the results of recent matches such as Mexico’s 1-0 victory over former title holder Germany or Russia’s victory in penalty shootout over Spain have aroused upsets that no one saw coming.

Weekly news – 6 July 2018

06.07.2018 News and comments


This week, our advocacy efforts put corruption and climate change in the international spotlight.

Weekly news – 29 June 2018

29.06.2018 News and comments


This week, the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group met in Paris to follow-up on a series of commitments in the fight against corruption and create a new action plan.

Weekly news – 22 June 2018

22.06.2018 News and comments


This week, we’re putting a spotlight on refugees and corruption.

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