affair – The biggest corruption scandal in Austria
Karl-Heinz Grasser, the former Minister of Finance and shooting star of the last FPÖ ÖVP government, along with the most powerful lobbyists in the country, are about to be tried for corruption, .
14 Dec 2017
US Ambassador in Romania ties weakening judiciary with growing Russian influence
The US Ambassador in Romania, Hans Klemm, expressed his “profound concern” over the current parliamentary debates, which could “undermine everything that Romania has done in the last 15-20 years” to counter corruption.
12 Dec 2017
Romanians resist government's questionable reforms
Thousands of Romanians demonstrated on Sunday evening against plans to impose a package of judiciary laws and to amend the current fiscal code. While the government pretends to emphatize, it seems determined not to steer off course.
21 Nov 2017
Meet the young woman leading anti-corruption efforts in Slovakia
Zuzana Hlávková, age 27, is a whistleblower who exposed misuses in media campaigns for the Slovak EU Presidency. She has just been recognized for bravery and civil activism.
20 Nov 2017
Slovak PM silent after political blow
When Smer won six out of eight governorships in Slovakia, Prime Minister Robert Fico spoke up immediately after the results had gone public. But this year, four days after the elections, he remains silent.
8 Nov 2017
When work and life don't balance
Peter Kovařík, newly appointed head of Slovakia's anti-corruption office, is married to a woman employed by fascist leader Marian Kotleba.
25 Oct 2017
Media games -- when politicians run their own portals
The void in regulations of the media ownership matters in Bosnia and Herzegovina has made it possible for the political parties to create a number of party “bulletin boards” masked as online news media.
23 Oct 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Media mogul arrested for ordering a murder
Until not long ago, powerful and influential people seemed untouchable. But ... this latest development is encouraging a feeling that justice is possible in Slovakia.
23 Oct 2017
Former MPs finally see justice in major corruption scandal
Ten years after a dodgy former Slovak MPs mishandled a 90 million EUR tender, the first sentences have finally been handed down. How long are we going to wait for the next ones?
19 Oct 2017
Political Spouses to the Guillotine
French MP François-Michel Lambert will quit if he’s forced to fire his wife. Now that France’s new law on the moralization of political life has come into effect, he's obliged to do just that.
12 Oct 2017
Slovakia pays 'mates rates'
Before Radomír Bžán's links to the ruling party were published in the media, Slovak politicians didn't think 64 million EUR was too much to pay in legal fees.
11 Oct 2017
If the leaders of the future leave, who will lead in the future?
According to a survey 82% of young Slovak's think that politicians do not care about their opinions and just a fifth of respondents trust the National Council or the government.
28 Sep 2017
Sorry, can’t come to work today. I have a severe honesty infection
Over the course of its complex history of being constantly over run and forced under the control of foreign powers, Poland has evolved a species of European with an epigenetic distrust of governments and a genius for disobedience.
27 Sep 2017
Youth movement pushes Slovakia to the brink of change
The third march of its kind so far, it was not organized by political opponents of the ruling party -- the protests are the work of students and volunteers who believe they can no longer tolerate the actions of the Slovak government.
27 Sep 2017
Robbing the poor to give to the rich?
Part of Hungary is literally being sold to a privileged elite loyal to the government.
26 Sep 2017