As COVID-19 cases grew, US Senators sold off stocks and downplayed risks

By |marec 20th, 2020|corruption, COVID-19, News, United States, US Senate|

After receiving classified briefings about the coronavirus, some US Senators sold off stocks and then downplayed the virus’ risk to the public. Financial reporting currently shows that five senators have sold major holdings in recent months. Public outrage is high and calls for resignations are mounting.

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EU-wide Rule of law mechanism discussed in Sofia

By |marec 9th, 2020|Article 7, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, European Prosecutor, Laura Kovesi, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Poland, Rule of Law Mechanism|

A conference in Sofia debated the European Commission's proposal for an EU-wide rule of law mechanism on Friday (6 March) and one European lawmaker said there is already a clear majority in the European Parliament to set up a new control mechanism for ...

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Challenging Bulgarian coal plants’ new waste burning obsession

By |marec 2nd, 2020|air quality, bad governance, Bulgaria, burning waste, coal, corruption, mafia, News, oligarchs|

On Monday (March 2), a European and a Bulgarian non-governmental organisation, ClientEarth and “For Earth – Access to Justice”, are filing a complaint with the European Commission in an attempt to challenge Bulgaria’s new obsession of burning waste in coal...

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Zelenskiy signals government reshuffle as experts warn against backpedaling on reforms

By |februar 27th, 2020|corruption, Ihor Kolomoisky, News, oligarchs, PrivatBank, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signaled a potential reshuffle of his government on Wednesday (26 February) that local media said could include axing Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk in favor of businessman and veteran politician Serhiy Tihipko.

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Serbian democracy is under attack, indeed

By |februar 26th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, corruption, demographic change, News, press freedom, Serbia elections|

The united front held by Serbia’s mainstream democratic opposition to boycott Vučić’s sham election at all levels is the only honorable and practical course of action, wrtites Vuk Jeremić.

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Serbia’s government simulates democracy

By |februar 26th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, corruption, media freedom, News, selective justice, Serbia elections|

The key obstacle to free and fair elections is widespread voter repression by the regime of President Aleksandar Vučić, writes Nebojša Zelenović.

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Fake NATURA 2000 report raises eyebrows in Bulgaria, and Brussels

By |februar 25th, 2020|Bulgaria, corruption, investigative journalism, Natura 2000, News|

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN) has stated that the report the government has sent to Brussels in relation to the EU's Natura 2000 nature protection project is an “outright fake”, thus fully confirming the findings on an earlier investigative report by EURACTIV Bulgaria.

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Armenia’s ousted president Sargsyan stands trial on corruption charges

By |februar 25th, 2020|Armenia, corruption, Eurasian Union, News, Serzh Sargsyan|

Former Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday (25 February) goes on trial charged with corruption, nearly two years after he was ousted from power by a popular uprising following a decade in office.

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At EU summit, Bulgaria’s Borissov fends off accusations of money laundering

By |februar 21st, 2020|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, corruption, EUCO, money laundering, News, Organised Crime|

The Spanish newspaper elPeriodico on Friday (21 February) published an investigative report stating that Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov is being investigated by the Catalan police for alleged involvement in money laundering and organised crime...

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A brief history of graft in Orbán’s Hungary

By |februar 19th, 2020|corruption, Hungary, News, Viktor Orbán|

Corruption is deeply embedded in Hungary, with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán shielded by a cluster of wealthy bosses with close personal and political ties to the leader, writes Szabolcs Panyi.

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