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The United Kingdom of #Fraud and #Bribery?

The United Kingdom of #Fraud and #Bribery?

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

    Will the U.K. still have access to key European intelligence systems and judicial tools, including the European Arrest Warrants (EAW), following Brexit? U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May insists that the issue is still under negotiation, in sharp contrast to EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier’s unequivocal statement that the UK will cease to be […]

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#Kokorev: The case of ‘Kangaroo Courts’ on Canary Islands

#Kokorev: The case of ‘Kangaroo Courts’ on Canary Islands

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The image of impartiality of Spanish courts has been shaken due to the scandal surrounding the High Court of Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain). In October 2016, the local press published a filtered audio recording of private deliberations between four magistrates of the High Court (Audiencia Provincial), including Judges Carlos Vielba, Salvador Alba and the […]

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#Romania condemned over refusal to comply with international ruling

#Romania condemned over refusal to comply with international ruling

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The former Attorney General of England and Wales has led a chorus of criticism of Romania over its failure to comply with an international ruling over the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), writes Martin Banks. The verbal comments by top barrister Lord Goldsmith comes after Romania refused to abide by a binding ruling of the International Centre for Settlement […]

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Testing times for #Ukraine anti-corruption reforms

Testing times for #Ukraine anti-corruption reforms

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ukraine’s new National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) may have netted its first big fish. The arrest of State Fiscal Service Head, Roman Nasirov on 2 March on suspicion of helping to embezzle 2 billion hryvnias ($75 million) suggests that Ukraine’s anti-corruption reforms are breaking new ground, writes John Lough, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham […]

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#Moldova: The captured state on Europe’s edge

#Moldova: The captured state on Europe’s edge

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Twenty-five years after independence, Moldova still suffers from corruption and institutional failure. Only the EU can hold the government coalition accountable for reform, writes Cristina Gherasimov. As far back as 2000, the World Bank had already categorized Moldova as ‘a captured state.’ Parliamentary vote-buying, the sale of judicial decisions, mishandling of public funds and non-transparent […]

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#Albania opposition to boycott parliament, defying EU appeal

#Albania opposition to boycott parliament, defying EU appeal

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Albania’s opposition leader announced a boycott of parliament on Wednesday (22 February), defying an appeal from the European Union not to disrupt parliamentary approval of judiciary reforms vital to starting EU accession talks, writes Benet Koleka. Several thousand members of the Democratic Party and its lawmakers have camped out since Saturday in an 800 square […]

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MEP Norica Nicolai: ‘It is time to remove the stamp of #corruption from #Romania’ 

MEP Norica Nicolai: ‘It is time to remove the stamp of #corruption from #Romania’ 

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Unity in diversity is the main motto of the European Union. We function as a union of equal states, supposed to respect each other and to accept our differences, writes MEP Norica Nicolai. Romania has consistently acted like a sensible student in its relationship with the EU, willing to develop as a nation and assure a […]

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