The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body,GRECO, said on Wednesday that Austria should show more ambition in implementing its recommendations on measures to prevent corruption in the parliament and the judiciary.
Indonesia’s anti-corruption commission (KPK) brought parliamentary speaker, Setya Novanto, to a Jakarta detention facility Sunday night over alleged involvement in a US$ 170 million corruption case.
Despite widespread public fury over the billions allegedly stolen by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his cronies, lawmakers last week could not push through a bill to claw back what had been taken.
On Sunday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said he is quitting amid allegations his government is corrupt, reported BuzzFeed.
Ukraine’s Constitutional Court approved amendments stripping lawmakers’ power to appoint judges, making judges liable for prosecution and introducing stricter criteria on who can become a judge, reported Reuters.
Next month, Albanian members of Parliament (MPs) will vote on a proposed law to exclude people with criminal convictions from holding public office, according to the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).
The Hungarian Publishers’ Association has condemned a plan proposed by the Ministry of Interior that would allow secret agents to be planted in media bureaus across the country.
Shortly after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) issued a largely positive statement praising yesterday's parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, three of the mission's 28 members took the dramatic step to publish a critical counter-statement.
Kyrgyz parliamentary deputy Khadzhimurat Korkmazov has allegedly been caught red-handed accepting a US$ 100,000 bribe, according to the Kyrgyz National Security Committee.
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