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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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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