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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 [...]

Transparency International issues a second complaint about Andrej Babiš’s conflict of interest and European subsidies for Agrofert

19.09.2018 News and comments


Transparency International Czech Republic (TI CZ) sent a complaint to the European Commission on suspicion of a conflict of interest between the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš and his economic interests in relation to the AGROFERT group. Both the complaint and the open letter are addressed to the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI). TI CR has also shared the information with foreign media.

Weekly news – 14 September 2018

14.09.2018 News and comments


Earlier this week, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council: “the poor and vulnerable suffer disproportionately” from corruption, “and impunity compounds the problem.”

Weekly news – 7 September 2018

07.09.2018 News and comments


It’s been a disconcerting week in Guatemala. Last Friday, President Jimmy Morales revoked the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity (CICIG), the UN-sponsored body charged with assisting national corruption investigations. On Tuesday, the government announced it had barred its head, Iván Velásquez, from entering the country.

Weekly news – 31 August 2018

31.08.2018 News and comments


This week Colombian voters showed that ordinary citizens can make a big difference in the fight against corruption.

Weekly news – 24 August 2018

24.08.2018 News and comments


This week has seen two big developments in the corruption scandal involving US President, Donald Trump.

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.

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