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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 – 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.

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

27.02.2018 News and comments


Transparency International condemns the murders of Ján Kuciak, a Slovakian investigative journalist, and his fiancee Martina Kušnírová. Kuciak and Kušnírová were shot dead in Kuciak’s home in Velka Maca, Slovakia, between Thursday, 22 February and Sunday, 25 February.

Corruption Perceptions Index – CPI 2017

23.02.2018 News and comments


This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out.

Weekly news – 23 February 2018

23.02.2018 News and comments


Earlier this week we launched the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017.

Weekly news – 16 February 2018

16.02.2018 News and comments


This week we’ve had some long-awaited encouraging news.

Weekly news – 9 February 2018

09.02.2018 News and comments


This week we’ve been talking about Europe and how to combat the corruption risks at its fringes.

Weekly news – 2 February 2018

02.02.2018 News and comments


What’s the connection between corruption and financial secrecy?

Promise and peril: Blockchain, Bitcoin and the fight against corruption

01.02.2018 News and comments


Bitcoin and the blockchain technology that drives it are among the most disruptive digital innovations to have emerged in recent years. Depending who you ask, these technologies are either potential catalysts for transnational crime, or potential tools in the fight against corruption. The truth, however, lies somewhere in between.

Weekly news – 26 January 2018

26.01.2018 News and comments


A lot of the world’s attention has been on Davos in Switzerland this week, and the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Our Chair, Delia Ferreira Rubio, has been there taking the anti-corruption message to the high-level gathering of business and political leaders. But we want to focus on another high-level meeting taking place, which also has major significance for the global anti-corruption movement.

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