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Taseva demands an independent and international commission to investigate the crime in the Ministry of Interior

The case with the forged passports shows that the announced vetting in the police should be accelerated, says the president of Transparency International Macedonia – Slagjana Taseva Slobodanka Jovanovska Those who carried out the action over the forged passports given to criminals shall not be rewarded, instead a thorough investigation needs to be conducted in…

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European Countries Urged to Promote Climate Whistleblowing

  Anti-corruption groups call on parliaments to protect whistleblowers: ‘People have the most power to expose environmental crimes’ BERLIN / WASHINGTON, DC – National parliaments throughout Europe should empower and protect whistleblowers who expose crimes and misconduct that threaten the climate, a coalition of anti-corruption groups urged today. The groups called on officials to include…

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COVID-19 VACCINE TRANSPARENCY

Transparency International calls for fair, transparent and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments Across the globe, countries are under extreme pressure to secure COVID-19 vaccines for their citizens. Yet, corruption poses serious risks to vaccine delivery, as a lack of transparency over the development, procurement, allocation, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines threatens a fair…

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Project: Combating Illicit Financial Flows

Project: Combating Illicit Financial Flows, “How the Anti Money Laundering Regulations Respect the Data Protection” Project duration: December 1st 2020 – May 31st 2021. Project objective: To provide assessment of the national legal and institutional approximation of each country’s legislation with the 4th (1)  and 5th (2)  European Union AML Directives. This is the first regional…

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Captured states in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Politicians and their networks are controlling their nations’ affairs to profit from corruption with impunity 16.12.2020 A law passed in Albania has given A.N.K Sh.P.K., a company close to the ruling Socialist Party, a hugely overpriced contract for building a 17.2 km road. The construction costs are expected to be almost €300 million, over twice…

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The right to know is crucial in a crisis

 COVID-19 is no reason for restrictions on freedom of information    28.09.2020 This International Right to Know Day, we call on all governments and public authorities to ensure that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is not a pretext for limiting citizens’ right to information. Legal and practical processes for accessing information should now be restored to…

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Employment in North Macedonia is highly vulnerable to corruption

Presentation of recommendations of the project: “Vulnerability to corruption assessment of the employment policies and procedures, with special focus on nepotism, cronyism and clientelism“   24.09.2020 Legal solutions and bylaws that leave room for discretion in recruiting staff in the public sector, as well as in promoting and rewarding employees, unspecified procedure for selection, accountability…

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Solidarity with people of Belarus

A joint statement by Transparency International’s Europe and Central Asia chapters 17.08.2020 Transparency International’s Europe and Central Asia chapters stand in solidarity with the people of Belarus who have been calling for an end of the country’s authoritarian rule following elections widely condemned by the international community for being rigged. Belarus is often referred to…

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