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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Transparency International's UK chapter released a new handbook Wednesday for creating or enhancing an anti-bribery compliance program.
Russia'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transparency International (TI) published its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index last week. Spain dropped 10 notches in its ranking on the Index, and the reason is clear. The royal family and some national elected officials have been embroiled in scandal. What's a country to do? Proposing a law to control more tightly the financial activities of political parties to avoid further corruption scandals is a good start.
Armenia's human rights ombudsman said bribery in the country's courts is so common that judges use an unofficial price list for kickbacks.
It is that time of the year again. Transparency International released its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today. The CPI, which is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide, measures the perceptions of public sector corruption. It uses data from international surveys that look at factors such as accountability of national and local governments, effective enforcement of anti-corruption laws, access to government information, and abuse of government ethics and conflict of interest rules.