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TI calls on EU to strengthen debarment of corrupt companies
06.04.2006

TI calls on EU to strengthen debarment of corrupt companies

Broaden scope and strengthen enforcement, says TI in letter to EU Vice President Kallas

Brussels / Berlin, 6 April 2006 --- A stronger, more transparent and harmonised European Commission debarment system (also known as blacklisting) will ensure that corrupt companies and greedy public officials do not sap EU resources, says Transparency International (TI).


GRECO Report
14.03.2006

GRECO Report

The Group of European Countries Against Corruption (GRECO) has recently published, by consent of the Armenian Government, its report on Armenia. It specifically concerns the Police, judiciary, tax and customs services, educational and healthcare systems as well as licensing and privatization procedures. 24 recommendations have been forwarded by GRECO to the Armenian Government subject to implementation by September 2007.

You can find the report on GRECO official website at www.greco.coe.int


Allegations of injustice, corruption dog Armenia's construction boom
09.03.2006

Allegations of injustice, corruption dog Armenia's construction boom

Eurasianet, 27 February 2006

An ongoing construction boom has kept Armenia's economic growth in double digits in recent years, but at the same time has laid bare serious problems with the rule of law and growing social inequality. Hundreds of Armenians have been forced to vacate their homes, later torn down to make room for expensive residential and office buildings. Some have resisted eviction by staging street protests, going on hunger strikes and even threatening to commit suicide. Local civic groups, media and opposition politicians say the construction projects, largely concentrated in the capital Yerevan, are proceeding in gross violation of Armenians' constitutionally guaranteed property rights. They also claim that it has been driven by high-level government corruption.


PRESS RELEASE
01.02.2006

PRESS RELEASE

Theft, bribery and extortion rob millions of proper healthcare, says Global Corruption Report 2006

Counterfeit drugs kill thousands each year and accelerate spread of drug-resistant diseases

1 February 2006, Berlin / London - Corruption in the health sector deprives those most in need of essential medical care and helps spawn drug-resistant strains of deadly diseases, says Transparency International՛s Global Corruption Report 2006, published today.

For the millions of poor held hostage by unethical providers, stamping out corruption in health care is a matter of life and death. "Corruption in health care costs more than money. When an infant dies during an operation because an adrenalin injection to restart her heart was actually just water -- how do you put a price on that?" said Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International. "The price of corruption in health care is paid in human suffering".