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Transparency International: Corruption Perception Index 2019

January 24, 2020

Since its inception in 1995, the Corruption Perceptions Index (hereinafter CPI), Transparency International’s flagship research product, has become the leading global indicator of public sector corruption. The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe. The 2019 CPI draws on 13 surveys […]

European Parliament backs rules to protect whistleblowers

April 18, 2019

The European Parliament on Tuesday (17 April) overwhelmingly voted for rules aimed at protecting whistleblowers from reprisals following corporate scandals such as Dieselgate and Cambridge Analytica. With 591 votes in favour, 29 against and 33 abstentions, the parliament backed rules to boost the fight against fraud, corruption, corporate tax avoidance and damage to people’s health […]

Protecting whistleblowers: EU safeguards for people acting in public interest

April 9, 2019

EU rules seek to protect people reporting breaches of EU law and provide incentives for those aware of wrongdoing to act in the public interest. Whistleblowers have played a key role in recent years in shedding light on scandals related to tax evasion, such as Lux Leaks and the Panama Papers, or the abuse of […]

Transparency International: Corruption Perceptions Index 2018

January 29, 2019

The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score […]

Parliament seeks financial punishment for countries breaching rule of law

January 18, 2019

European Union countries that undermine the bloc’s democratic principles could lose EU funds, under a draft law backed by the European Parliament on Thursday (17 January). The bill is seen as a new tool to fight threats to the independence of the courts and corruption in countries like Poland, Hungary and Romania. MEPs adopted the rules by 397 […]

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

January 17, 2019

An investigative journalist whose work exposed deep-rooted corruption in African soccer and led to the downfall of a member of the sport’s high-powered FIFA Council was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike, police said Thursday. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed Wednesday night, with reports saying he was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck […]

China’s anti-corruption campaign recovers $519 million in a year

January 17, 2019

BEIJING — More than 1,000 Chinese fugitives who fled abroad were returned to the country last year and more than $519 million in ill-gotten gains was recovered, the ruling Communist Party said Friday, in what it is seen as a further victory in President Xi Jinping’s years-long drive against corruption. The party’s anti-corruption watchdog said […]

TIME Person of the Year 2018

December 28, 2018

On the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, two young reporters sit in a prison said to be “the darkest hellhole in Burma.” Millennials, we would call them in America—Wa Lone is 32 years old; Kyaw Soe Oo is 28. The genesis of their arrest, one year ago on Dec. 12, is their reporting for […]

Italy Confiscates $40 Million in Assets Linked to Corleone Mafia

December 26, 2018

Sicilian police seized gas industry companies, real estate, cars and cash in Italy, Spain and Andorra as part of a crackdown on money laundering operations by the infamous Corleonesi mafia clan, Palermo prosecutors said Friday. The industrial network targeted by the seizures dates back to the 1980’s, when Ezio Ruggero Maria Brancato — a former Sicily […]

European Commission – Press release Whistleblower protection: Commission sets new, EU-wide rules

April 24, 2018

The European Commission is proposing a new law to strengthen whistleblower protection across the EU.   Recent scandals such as Dieselgate, Luxleaks, the Panama Papers or the ongoing Cambridge Analytica revelations show that whistleblowers can play an important role in uncovering unlawful activities that damage the public interest and the welfare of our citizens and […]

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