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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 ...

Infrastructure of Integrity-Corruption and anti-corruption pledges in the Western Balkans 06.10.2020 Corruption is one of the main challenges to the rule of law, life chances and people’s livelihoods in the ...

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 ...

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Project: Combating Illicit Financial Flows Print E-mail
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 project on Anti Money Laundering VS Data Protection conducted between the four countries: North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. 

The project team is composed of two experts from each one of the four countries, one who will be reflecting on Anti Money Laundering, and another one who will be reflecting on Data Protection provisions. The experts will be analyzing the existing anti-money laundering practices in the four countries, and where possible, uncover the failures to address the issue of Data Protection both in the regulation and in practice. 

There will be 4 national reports and a final regional report that will be presented to the authorities and will encompass information on how the Anti-Money Laundering/ Combating Financial Terrorism VS Data Protection is organized across the region. 
 
 

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Captured states in the Western Balkans and Turkey Print E-mail

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 the amount the government had envisaged. In Turkey, a law reclassified a protected wetland so that Istanbul’s new airport could be built on it. Six people in Macedonia are accused of laundering around €4.5 million to finance the VMRO-DPMNE political party. Among them is former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who is also implicated in several other corruption scandals.

These are examples of state capture, when powerful individuals and groups use corruption to shape a nation’s policies, laws and economy to benefit their own private interests. It allows the corrupt to maintain their power, get rich from the state and avoid punishment.

Ordinary citizens pay for this through loss of livelihood, poor public services, limited opportunities and by losing trust in democracy as they see government institutions serve private interests.

This is happening at all levels of government – from local authorities to the executive – in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. Here, chains of loyalty and mutual benefits are leading officials to abuse their office and tighten the grip of a few networks on these countries.

A new Transparency International report on the Western Balkans and Turkey reveals the causes of this state capture, as well as two enabling factors that allow it to happen: undue influence on the judiciary and on law-making.

 

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Infrastructure of Integrity-Corruption and anti-corruption pledges in the Western Balkans Print E-mail
06.10.2020 Corruption is one of the main challenges to the rule of law, life chances and people’s livelihoods in the Western Balkans. It is both a cause and consequence of a criminal culture that permeates the region, and the way that corruption is linked to politics suggests a degree of organized corruption, and even elements of state capture, in a number of countries in the region.

In the Western Balkans there is little research on corruption and organized crime, and there is near silence within academia and intelligentsia on the subject. Regionally, there is also limited engagement by civil society on the topic of corruption. Many initiatives, including this report, rely on external support.
 
 
 
 
 
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 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 pre-pandemic levels and even improved upon. 

The transparent and timely sharing of information with the public, on both a proactive and reactive basis, is crucial for protecting public health, preventing corruption, safeguarding democratic institutions and improving policy and-decision-making. However, more than six months after the declaration of the pandemic, while many governments have found ways to return to normal operations despite challenges created by the pandemic, freedom of information requests continue to be delayed or refused. Crucial information about the pandemic and how governments are using public funds is not available to the public in many places. This impairs citizens’ rights to access information, participate in public discourse and hold their government accountable. 
 
 

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