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Entries in Transparency International (63)

Monday
Apr072014

Clean air and dirty pols don't mix

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between graft and war, debt problems, failed states, earthquake damage, the rule of law, press freedom, and air disasters. Now let's look at environmental stewardship.

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Thursday
Mar272014

Cambodia graft hits disease-fighting fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria issued a report in November that described how Cambodian government officials took nearly half a million dollars in bribes from mosquito-net manufacturers.

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Monday
Mar172014

Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, and Morality

The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is hosting the 2014 Caribbean Conference -- Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, Trust and Morality -- on March 19-21, 2014.

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Wednesday
Feb052014

Graft costs EU €120 billion, new study says

A report by the European Commission describes how corruption affects member states and costs their economies around €120 billion a year.

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Wednesday
Jan292014

New TI report: how bribes work, how to stop them

Transparency International's UK chapter released a new handbook Wednesday for creating or enhancing an anti-bribery compliance program.

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Tuesday
Jan282014

Navalny takes aim at Sochi Olympics

Photo courtesy of The Anti-Corruption Foundation by Alexei NavalnyRussia's top opposition leader and most popular anti-corruption blogger launched a website Monday that shows alleged conflicts of interest, collusion, and huge cost overruns at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Monday
Jan132014

KPMG pays €7 million to settle Dutch bribery case

Accountants should provide reasonable assurance that the books and records of their clients accurately reflect the reality and that the internal accounting controls of their clients meet certain standards. There have been a number of cases in recent years where non-compliant behavior of issuers was egregious but accountants weren't charged.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Hundreds of doctors, pharmacists indicted for bribery in Croatia

Croatia's anti-corruption office, USKOK, announced on Saturday that it has charged 364 people -- 300 of whom are doctors or pharmacists -- with taking bribes in exchange for prescribing certain drugs.

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Monday
Jan062014

France strengthens capacity to fight graft, protect whistleblowers

Palais de Justice law court in Nice, France

Through a number of legislative measures in 2013, France has strengthened its capacity to fight graft. One such reform relates to prosecutorial independence with regard to foreign bribery offenses.

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Friday
Dec272013

The case for harmonized standards on facilitation payments

Reports that the UK Government is considering reviewing the Bribery Act’s approach to facilitation payments have been the subject of much controversy in the past few months. Beyond the geographical confines of the UK, the project should trigger a bigger discussion on the lack of harmonized standards on facilitation payments among OECD countries.

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