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The non-functioning system of sports financing contributes to manipulation. TI wants to change that

01.09.2017 News and comments


Transparency International Czech Republic (TI) has officially launched a campaign for a cleaner and more transparent sports environment titled “Corruption track and field”. We are also responding to long-term non-conceptual and unsystematic sports financing in the Czech Republic. 

Look-back to our international gathering in Prague concerning civic oversight over public issues

26.07.2017 News and comments


In the spring guests from four countries gathered in Prague to initiate dialogue dedicated to the instruments of direct democracy at local level.

Transparency International Czech Republic and KDI / TI Kosovo are cooperating on monitoring of elections in Kosovo

12.06.2017 News and comments


From 30th May to 3rd June 2017, an expert group of representatives from our organizations worked in Pristina to evaluate a test round of monitoring procedures aimed at making the funding of political campaigns more transparent in Kosovo. This happened a week before the unexpected early parliamentary elections, and the rapid response of both organizations has also produced the first positive results: some political parties are actually publishing their budget information – for the first time in the democratic history of Kosovo.

REBEL: Satisfactory opening of international collaboration

03.05.2017 News and comments


Our consortium successfully started the collaboration within the frame of project REinforcing direct democracy in BELarus by transferring the good practice from V4 countries. Previous long phrase covers four days of intensive work-meetings, hearings of experts on direct democracy tools, representatives of CSOs, visits to senator, to Transparency International Czech, endless hours of discussions and experience sharing and strategy planning.

Major flaws in European anti-money laundering regimes exposed by new Transparency International EU report

25.04.2017 News and comments


The current EU anti-money laundering regime does not prevent corrupt money from flowing through Europe’s financial centres according to a new report by Transparency International EU. Despite the political rhetoric and public outcry following the Panama Papers and Russian Laundromat revelations there are still major problems when it comes to both anti-money laundering rules and their enforcement by European countries.

Forty experts agreed that the growing complexity and sophistication of corruption requires closer cooperation

10.04.2017 News and comments


Anglo-American University (AAU), in cooperation with Transparency International Czech Republic and the law firm KINSTELLAR, held a one-day international conference with the aim of sharing the latest knowledge in the area of the detection of suspicious transactions.

The study visit of the representatives of Kosova Democratic Institute to Prague

22.03.2017 News and comments


Albert Krasniqi, Artan Canhasi and Edita Mustafa of Kosova Democratic Institute (aka Transparency International Kosova) arrived to launch the first phase of the project together with the Czech partners. The aim of the project is to strengthen the monitoring of local elections in Kosovo in 2017.

International gender conference: Incorruptible Women? Gender Dimension of Corruption

11.03.2016 News and comments


On 23 Februray 2016 was held an international conference: Incorruptible Woman? Gender Dimensions of Corruption, which highlighted a possible context between corruption and gender.

Football Associations: One more reason FIFA needs independent reform

24.11.2015 News and comments


Earlier this year Reuters reporters in South Asia did an investigation into how cash from FIFA, world football’s governing body, was spent by the football associations in Nepal and Pakistan. They found half-built facilities and little-used fields even though each of the football associations had been given around US$500,000 specifically for these projects from the Swiss-based organisation that governs world football.

FIFAs national Football Associations should only support presidential candidates of high integrity

27.10.2015 News and comments


Today Cobus de Swardt, managing director of Transparency International sent the following letter to the head of all 209 Football Associations (FA) that are members of FIFA, world football’s governing body, asking them to support FIFA presidential candidates “with outstanding personal records of integrity and who align themselves with key recommendations for governance reform in FIFA.”

Transparency International and „Lovec korupčníků“ initiative begin cooperation with Czech Ice Hockey Association

30.09.2015 News and comments


Transparency International and „Lovec korupčníků“ initiative begin cooperation with Czech Ice Hockey Association (CIHA). One of the outcomes of this newly stated cooperation is new ethical phone line and email addresses (+ 420 224 240 896) | (hokej@transparency.cz; oznameni@loveckorupcniku.cz). That is connected with cooperation on the collecting, investigating and assessment of the inputs, legal advisory, prevention programs focused on ice hockey environment – players, trainers, referees, parents of young players and officials.

Transparency International appeals to the public for supporting the whistleblowers protecting bill

21.09.2015 News and comments


Prague, 21. 9. 2015 – Transparency International Czech Republic is releasing campaign #Zapiskej (#Whistle), which aims to draw attention and tackle the issue of whistleblowing. Through campaign TI appeals to the public for signing the call at www.zapiskej.cz and thus supporting the pass of bill for protecting whistleblowers. Czech Republic lacks legislation in this area, yet this could be significant limitation for the corruption milieu. The photos of main campaign motives were taken by world-wide known photographer Antonín Kratochvíl.

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