International Conference in Brussels to present the results of the WP9 findings

Type: · Author(s): Nadya Stoynova, Salvatore Sberna, Atanas Rusev, Alberto Vannucci · Published:
ANTICORRP partner Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) on 21 April 2016 organised a half-day conference in Brussels to present the results of ANTICORRP WP9 to an international audience. The conference focussed on the link between corruption, organised crime and human trafficking. It was thus structured to first present research results on political corruption and organised crime […] Read More

Corruption and trafficking in women. The case of Kosovo.

Type: · Author(s): Kushtrim Shaipi · Published:
This report summarises research findings and main trends in human trafficking, and the potential links between trafficking and corruption in Kosovo. The research had two main goals: to examine the links between corruption and trafficking of women, and to identify consequences and impacts of corruption on the victims of trafficking. For the purpose of this […] Read More

Corruption and trafficking in women. The case of Bulgaria.

Type: · Author(s): Tihomir Bezlov, Maria Yordanova, Nadya Stoynova · Published:
Corruption is believed to be one of the key instruments adopted by organised criminal groups to avoid detection and obstruct counter-trafficking efforts. Although the use of corruption is often mentioned along with human trafficking, few studies have empirically explored the factors and mechanisms behind this nexus. The current report provides new insights in this little […] Read More

Can a “Lone wolf” quasi-investigative journalist substitute low functionality of the law enforcement system?

Type: · Author(s): Andrej Školkay · Published:
The present article analyzes a relatively unusual case, in which a quasi-investigative journalist, working in an entirely independent capacity, succeeded in uncovering and foiling an international money laundering attempt. This extremely significant story reveals the existence of a complex legal framework for tackling money-laundering operations in the EU. In this particular instance, local police and […] Read More

Learning from Good Governance Virtuous Circles

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi · Published:
ANTICORRP has identified seven success stories in good governance that have led to low levels of corruption in those countries. Can such successes be emulated or lessons learned from them? Are virtuous circles accidents of history – or something that can be applied elsewhere? To what extent does human agency play a critical role? What […] Read More

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Controlling Corruption in the European Union

Type: · Author(s): Alina Mungiu-Pippidi · Published:
Since the beginning of the ANTICORRP project in 2012, one of the main objectives has been to replace corruption data based on public opinion with more objective measurements of corruption and this is exactly the goal of this report: it uses more reliable evidence than surveys can produce to document control of corruption across EU […] Read More

Eight case study reports on control of corruption and EU funds

Type: · Author(s): Jana Warkotsch, Munir Podumljak, Ruslan Stefanov, Stefan Karaboev, Justine Louis, Hélène Champagne, Abi Dodbiba, Florina Duli, Max Montgomery, Roxana Bratu · Published:
This deliverable of Work Package 8 of the EU FP7 ANTICORRP Project comprises eight case study reports looking at the impact of EU conditionality and EU aid in countries in new EU member states, the European Neighbourhood and beyond. The case studies look at Bosnia and Herzegovian, Buglaria, Egypt, Ghana, Kosovo, Tanzania, Tunisia and Ukraine. Read More

Case study report on control of corruption and EU funds in Ukraine

Type: · Author(s): Roxana Bratu · Published:
This report analyses the European Union (EU) – Ukraine relationship by looking at the impact of EU conditionality regarding the anti-corruption framework on the use and distribution of EU funding between 2007 and 2014. It shows that, historically, the EU concern with good governance in Ukraine has been materialised in the form of numerous anti-corruption […] Read More

EU governance promotion in Tunisia: Lessons from the Arab Spring

Type: · Author(s): Jana Warkotsch · Published:
This report explores the intersection between European Union assistance to Tunisia and the development of that country’s good governance and anti-corruption framework, both during times of stability under the authoritarian rule of former President Ben Ali and during the turbulent transition period that ensued after the Arab Spring. The report furthermore analyses the changes in […] Read More

Case study on EU aid and anti-corruption and governance in Tanzania

Type: · Author(s): Max Montgomery · Published:
Tanzania boasts one of the highest rates of economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the last decades it also established one of the most harmonised donors frameworks. However, the relationship between Tanzania and its donors has deteriorated significantly in recent years following several high-level corruption cases and slow progress on more complex governance reform. In […] Read More