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14.03.2019

Issues on models of anticorruption agencies were discussed

On the initiative of Transparency International Anticorruption Center a working discussion was held on March 12, 2019. The discussion brought together Lena Nazaryan, Vice President of RA National Assembly, members of parliament, representatives of RA Government and law enforcement bodies, NGOs and independent experts. Valts Kalnins and Rouslan Riaboshapka, visiting experts of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anticorruption Network (ACN) delivered keynote addresses.


08.03.2019

Applications to the Transparency International School on Integrity 2019 are open

“Due to seven-day intensive program the alumni of Transparency International School on Integrity get acquainted with the latest developments in the field of anticorruption and accountability,”- says TIAC education programs coordinator Tatevik Barseghyan. Tatevik is a 2016 alumna of the school.


07.03.2019

As an ENEMO member, TIAC will observe presidential elections in Ukraine

As an associate member of the European Network for Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO), Transparency international Anticorruption Center will observe the Presidential Elections in Ukraine on  March 31, 2019.


04.03.2019

Armenian anticorruption expert group’s visit to Ukraine

A group of anticorruption experts from Armenia, including TIAC representatives, paid a visit to Kyiv, Ukraine on March 4-7 2019 for exchange of experience. A number of meetings are planned to be held with the representatives of anticorruption bodies, NGOs and international organizations. On the first day of the visit meetings were held with the Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction of the Ukrainian parliament - the Verkhovna Rada, CSO committee engaging with the Parliamentary Committee on Corruption Prevention and Counteraction, the National Anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine, as well as National Agency on Corruption Prevention.


04.03.2019

Troika Laundromat revelations make the case for tougher supervision of Europe’s banking sector

As it is well known, Transparency International global anticorruption organization has frequently published press releases about international money laundering schemes based on revelations of its partner - the Organized Crime and Corruption Disclosure Project (OCCRP). This revelation on “Troika Laundromat” refers to money laundering by a Russian investment bank, Troika Dialog. The Troika Laundromat revelations published today by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and partner media outlets reveal the glaring shortcomings in anti-money laundering systems in Europe, and make the case for an EU-wide anti-money laundering supervisory authority, Transparency International said today.


18.02.2019

Call for project proposal development services

TIAC is looking for an expert to support TIAC in fundraising activities. In particular, it is expected from the expert to develop general financing and area-specific project proposals in the strategic directions of the organization’s activity, including public governance, elections and public assets/finance management, as well find funding possibilities with donor organizations and if needed, establish contacts with them. The expert will develop project proposal(s) in cooperation with respective employees and partners.


04.02.2019

Anticorruption Agenda for Armenia

This document introduces the recommendations by the Transparency International Anticorruption Center (TIAC) to the Republic of Armenia National Assembly and the Government with a purpose to launch effective fight against corruption and to record success.  
The fight against corruption by the new government should set a goal – to achieve the following changes in the next five years:


29.01.2019

EU Commissioner met with Armenian CSO representatives

On January 29, 2019 Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for EU Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations met with Armenian civil society representatives, including TIAC Executive Director Sona Ayvazyan. During the meeting they discussed reform priorities for Armenia, participation of civil society in policy making and increasing civil society capacity and other key issues.


18.01.2019

Kuala Lumpur Statement on Anti-Corruption Strategies

In October 2013, high level representatives of anti-corruption authorities as well as national planning authorities from the South, East and Southeast Asia and anticorruption experts from around the world who gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia adopted the famous document known as “Kuala Lumpur statement.” The statement outlined Guidelines for Anti-Corruption Strategies, addressing the process of adopting the strategies, the structure and content of the documents, as well as their monitoring and evaluation.

We expect that the anticorruption strategy and its adoption process will comply with the standards defined by Kuala Lumpur statement.


08.01.2019

Statement on draft RA Anticorruption Strategy and its implementation action plan 2019-2022

Draft Anticorruption Strategy of the Republic of Armenia and its implementation action plan 2019-2022 (hereafter referred to as the Draft) was posted on December 19, 2018 on www.e-draft.am, which is a unified website of the Ministry of Justice for publication of draft legal acts. The deadline for submitting comments and recommendations on the Draft was January 8, 2019. We would like to proclaim that the process of development of the Draft, as well as its structure and content are of great concern, on which our comments are stated below.