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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.


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

Watchdog monitors uneven openness in Czech presidential campaign

The first stage of the Czech presidential elections is reaching [...]

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

Transparency International Czech Republic (TI) has officially [...]

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) | (; 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 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.

Fifa reform campaigners call on SFO to ‘follow the money’ more urgently

18.09.2015 News and comments

Fifa reform campaigners have called on the British authorities to do more to “follow the money” and help United States and Swiss investigators tackle corruption at world football’s governing body. Appearing before a parliamentary select committee inquiry into the fallout from the Fifa corruption crisis, Deborah Unger of Transparency International urged the Serious Fraud Office and other agencies to dig deeper.

Boss of Chinese state-owned conglomerate faces prosecution in anti-corruption crackdown

15.09.2015 News and comments

BEIJING – The former boss of one of China’s biggest state-owned conglomerates has become the latest senior figure snared in a wide-ranging anti-corruption crackdown.

World’s largest anti-corruption conference to take place in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 2 – 4 September

02.09.2015 News and comments

The 16th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) will take place from 2 – 4 September 2015 in Putrajaya, Malaysia under the theme “Ending Impunity: People. Integrity. Action.”

Thousands in Brazil protest corruption scandal

19.08.2015 News and comments

Brazilians took to the streets of cities and towns across the country Sunday for anti-government protests being watched as a barometer of discontent with the increasingly unpopular President Dilma Rousseff.

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