Kovesi will succeed only if media freedom is kept alive

By |september 27th, 2019|anti-corruption, Bulgaria, EPPO, EU chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, press freedom, World Press Freedom index|

Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania's former chief anti-corruption prosecutor, is expected to be approved as the new head of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Iveta Cherneva argues that the lack of media freedom in countries like Bulgaria will make it exceptionally difficult for Kovesi to uncover crimes involving EU funding.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kovesi will succeed only if media freedom is kept alive

MEPs support Kövesi for chief EU prosecutor, defying member states

By |februar 27th, 2019|anti-corruption, EU chief prosecutor, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, rule of law|

The European Parliament chose Romania's former anti-corruption chief Laura Codruţa Kövesi as its top pick for the EU’s first-ever chief prosecutor on Wednesday (27 February), setting itself on a collision course with the member states, which had opted for Kövesi's French rival.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za MEPs support Kövesi for chief EU prosecutor, defying member states

Romania investigates Timmermans and Jourova, Commission says they have immunity

By |februar 21st, 2019|anti-corruption, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, Frans Timmermans, Laura Codruta Kovesi, News, Romania, Tudorel Toader, Věra Jourová|

Relations between Bucharest and Brussels hit an all-time low on Thursday (21 February) as the Romanian press reported that the Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová have been indicted for “falsification” of the last Cooperation and Verification report (CVM).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania investigates Timmermans and Jourova, Commission says they have immunity

Why Europe should back a robust whistleblowers directive

By |november 19th, 2018|anti-corruption, News, Whistleblowers, Whistleblowing|

Those who report corruption, criminal acts and breaches of public trust must be protected, writes Martin Jefflén, who calls for lowering the barriers when it comes to reporting wrongdoing in the corporate sphere.

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Romania’s tug of war over rule of law nears the line

By |oktober 22nd, 2018|anti-corruption, Frans Timmermans, Laura Codruta Kovesi, Liviu Dragnea, News, Romania, Romanian Presidency, rule of law, Tudorel Toader|

A power struggle between Romania’s government and judiciary is reaching a tipping point that risks driving a new wedge between the European Union and its eastern members over democratic standards. Justice Minister Tudorel Toader has said he will soon decide...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania’s tug of war over rule of law nears the line

Romanian magistrates rally to support rule of law

By |september 17th, 2018|anti-corruption, corruption, judicial reform, Laura Codruta Kovesi, Liviu Dragnea, News, PSD, Romania, rule of law|

Hundreds of Romanian magistrates held a silent protest in support of an independent judiciary in capital Bucharest on Sunday (16 September) after a slew of legal changes by the ruling Social Democrats in one of the European Union's most corrupt states.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romanian magistrates rally to support rule of law

Romania’s president removes chief anti-corruption prosecutor

By |julij 9th, 2018|anti-corruption, Klaus Iohannis, Laura Codruta Kovesi, Liviu Dragnea, News, Romania, socialists|

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis sacked chief anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruța Kövesi today (9 July) to honor a constitutional court ruling which Kövesi said may leave prosecutors exposed to political interference. Kovesi has led the DNA anti-corruption agency since 2013 and,...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania’s president removes chief anti-corruption prosecutor

Ukrainian reforms – is the glass half full or half empty?

By |julij 2nd, 2018|anti-corruption, economic growth, economic recovery, elections, News, Ukraine|

Over the last four years, Ukraine has made some tremendous changes to become a functioning market economy and a liberal democracy, a feat which is scarcely recognised by others, writes Ivan Miklos.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukrainian reforms – is the glass half full or half empty?

Romania Constitutional Court orders President to sack chief anti-graft prosecutor

By |maj 31st, 2018|anti-corruption, Klaus Iohannis, News, Romania|

Romania’s Constitutional Court decided on Wednesday (30 May) that President Klaus Iohannis must dismiss the chief prosecutor of the Anticorruption Directorate (DNA), who has been praised by Brussels and Washington for tackling corruption.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Romania Constitutional Court orders President to sack chief anti-graft prosecutor

Campaigners hail ‘significant’ UK move on tax havens

By |maj 3rd, 2018|aggressive tax planning, anti-corruption, Cayman Islands, corruption, Luxleaks, News, Panama Papers, tax evasion, tax havens, Theresa May, United Kingdom|

Britain's historic decision to compel its overseas territories to identify the owners of registered companies marks a "significant" moment in the global crackdown on dirty money, campaigners said Wednesday (2 May).

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