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Proposal to create EU agency to supervise banks is a major step towards ending decades-long abuse

European Commission has put forward an ambitious proposal to curb money laundering; Council and Parliament must follow through Berlin/Brussels, 20 July 2021 – Transparency International welcomes the new legislative proposal to improve the European Union’s (EU) anti-money laundering framework, released by the European Commission today. In particular, the Commission’s proposal to establish a new EU anti-money laundering…

Photo contest winners – Promoting Common Values Across Europe

Photo contest winners Within the framework of the project Promoting Common Values Across Europe – supported by the European Union’s program Europe for Citizens, Transparency International Macedonia has published a contest for best photography. The overall objective of the project was the promotion of EU values such as: rule of law, democracy, transparency, media freedom,…

Working together to implement UNGASS future commitments

Vienna (Austria), 8 June 2021 – During the UN General Assembly Special Sessions (UNGASS) the UNODC Civil Society Unit together with the UNCAC Coalition organised the side event ‘Civil Society engagement in UNCAC and future steps’ that gathered experts from around the globe. The event was moderated by Mirella Dummar Frahi, Chief of the UNODC Civil Society Unit (CSU), who emphasized the work UNODC does in promoting the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and its review mechanism in partnership with the UNCAC Coalition. She, specifically, highlighted the…

Time to Suspend Intellectual Property Protections on Covid-19 Vaccines

Issued by Transparency International’s Working Group on COVID-19 Vaccines 07 May 2021 The COVID-19 health crisis has already cost humanity countless lives. It has dramatically increased corruption in public procurement and access to healthcare and jeopardised the rule of law and civil society space in many countries. The effective response to COVID-19 calls for exceptional…

Grand Corruption and Tailor-Made Laws in the Republic of North Macedonia

Transparency International Macedonia within the framework of the project: Ending Impunity for Grand Corruption in Western Balkans and Turkey investigates corruption cases and tailor-made laws that enable the rule of corruption instead of the rule of law. This project has been implemented along with Transparency International Secretariat and partners from Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina,…

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…

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…

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…

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…