04 juin 2018

Council of Europe warns against reversal of progress in fight against corruption

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomNew legislative initiatives in certain European countries in 2017 reversed reforms previously undertaken to strengthen the prevention of corruption or started reforms that may result in breaches of the Council of Europe´s anti-corruption standards. More...

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03 juin 2018

The UK should proactively tackle corruption in central government, says anti-corruption body GRECO

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe United Kingdom has a wide range of standards and procedures to help tackle corruption in central government and law enforcement agencies, according to the Council of Europe’s 49-member Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), but a number of shortcomings remain. More...

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Corruption vs integrity: The battle continues

Recently, a group of 15-year-old students from a girls’ secondary school in the Palestinian Authority audited the construction of a swimming pool in their town. Part of a competition organised by Integrity Action, a civil society organisation, the girls chose to do this because the local government had decided to build a male-only pool and they felt it was not meant for the whole community. More...

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14 mai 2018

Roadmap for corruption-free higher education proposed

By Wagdy Sawahel. Corruption is spreading across most of the public Ukrainian universities, particularly education and administrative corruptions, due to low academic salaries, low motivation of students to prepare for exams, lack of law enforcement and punishment mechanisms and a corruption-prone culture, according to a new report. More...

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08 mai 2018

Tough talk on corruption, one-and-done, but commission misses the mark

University Business Magazine logoThat ensuing scandal caused many within college basketball to speak of an uncertain future. More...

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07 mai 2018

Political row stokes ‘ongoing academic corruption’ fears

By Paul Rigg. A row over whether or not the president of the Community of Madrid used her influence to obtain a masters degree has led to 30 university professors from across Spain signing a petition to denounce ongoing ‘academic corruption’ in Spanish educational institutions. More...

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02 mai 2018

Zero tolerance for corruption within PACE

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe Assembly intends to draw all the necessary consequences, on all levels, from the conclusions of the investigation body on corruption allegations within PACE, “which are now indisputable”. This applies to recommendations aimed at improving its general operating framework and at remedying shortcomings in the transparency of parliamentary procedures as well as the conclusions criticising the conduct of some members or former members of the Assembly who had conflicts of interest and breached the Assembly’s rules of conduct. More...

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Allegations of corruption in PACE: Independent External Investigation Body publishes its report

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe Independent External Investigation Body looking into allegations of corruption in PACE today presented its report to the Bureau of the Assembly. At the end of the meeting, the Bureau made the report public. More...

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Romania: Group of States against Corruption deeply concerned about certain justice and criminal law reforms

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomIn a report on Romania published today, the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) expresses serious concern about certain aspects of the laws on the status of judges and prosecutors, on the judicial organisation and on the Superior Council of Magistracy recently adopted by Parliament as well as on draft amendments to the criminal legislation. More...

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La fiscalité a fait tomber Al Capone. Peut-elle nous aider à combattre la corruption ?

Chaque année, entre 1500 et 2000 milliards de dollars partent en fumée en pots-de-vin, soit 2% de l’économie mondiale. Il ne s’agit là que d’une partie infime de la corruption qui gangrène la planète. Cette corruption nourrit le terrorisme, le changement climatique ou encore la crise des réfugiés. Elle mine la confiance des citoyens dans les gouvernements et les marchés. La corruption peut également tuer, par exemple quand des bâtiments sont érigés au mépris des normes techniques afin de gagner des contrats et de remplir quelques poches. La corruption nuit sérieusement au développement. Plus...

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