30 septembre 2018

Arkansas cafe, college go on but shine dimmer after 2 leaders' guilty pleas

University Business Magazine logoTwo longstanding family establishments might outlast the public corruption scandal that brought convictions of their current or former leaders. More...

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26 août 2018

Latvia: new GRECO report on corruption prevention in central government and law enforcement bodies

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomLatvia to further boost the integrity, transparency and accountability of those exercising top executive functions in central government and of police and border guard staff. More...

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24 août 2018

University’s anti-corruption expert charged with fraud

By Ararat Osipian. There is a growing corruption scandal at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia’s flagship higher education institution. Vladimir Stepanov-Egiyants, vice-dean of the law faculty at Lomonosov Moscow State University, chair of the department of criminology and criminal law and aide to the university provost, was arrested on 10 July on allegations of especially large fraud, regulated by Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. More...

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22 août 2018

Anti-corruption initiatives – What can universities do?

By Wagdy Sawahel. The African Union’s recent declaration of 11 July as African Anti-Corruption Day – and 2018 as the Year of Anti-Corruption – turns the spotlight on universities and their role in combating the scourge in society and within institutions. More...

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06 août 2018

Luxembourg must improve its strategy to prevent risks of corruption in government and in the police sector

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) publishes today its fifth-round evaluation report on Luxembourg. The main focus of this round is preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies. More...

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GRECO report on Denmark: more transparency in party financing needed

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe Council of Europe's anti-corruption group (GRECO) today published its Sixth Interim Compliance Report concerning transparency of party funding in Denmark. Despite some progress made since the evaluation report published in 2010, GRECO is rather disappointed overall by the limited results achieved after so many years. More...

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05 août 2018

Closed courts: how could open data help the fight against corruption in the UK?

Over the summer of 2017, one the UK’s leading economic crime prosecutors stood before a jury in London’s Southwark Crown Court to set out a series of damning corruption allegations against Wassim Tappuni, a former World Bank consultant. The prosecutor explained in painstaking detail how Tappuni, in exchange for 65 bribe payments worth £1.7 million, had steered tens of millions of pounds worth of medical equipment contracts in some of the world’s poorest countries. More...

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03 août 2018

Corruption in Ukraine’s Medical Universities

Ministry of Health warned rectors of medical universities about scams, fraud and extortion by unidentified criminals claiming to be contacting them on behalf of the Minister and her deputy, and demanding money in exchange for their jobs. More...

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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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