Man who committed suicide grenade attack on US embassy in Podgorica identified
A man who blew himself up in front of the US embassy in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica after throwing a grenade inside the building on Wednesday night has been identified as Serbian-born Dalibor Jaukovic, a decorated Yugoslav army veteran who has espoused anti-Nato views in the past.
The US embassy was put on lockdown on...
February 23, 2018
Romanian justice minister initiates procedure to remove anti-corruption chief
Romanian Justice Minister Tudorel Toader on Thursday launched a procedure to dismiss the popular and internationally respected head of the Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) Laura Codruta Kovesi.
At a press conference, the minister accused 44-year-old Kovesi of "violating" the constitution and "harming the image" of the country.
"The fight against corruption can not mask non-constitutional, illegal, defamatory...
February 23, 2018
Transparency International singles out Hungary as a poor performer in its corruption index
Transparency International's annual report on perceptions of corruption has highlighted Hungary’s ten-point decrease in the index over the last six years as “one of the most alarming examples of shrinking civil society space in Eastern Europe.” On a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 being most corrupt and 100 being least corrupt, Hungary...
New reporting in the Hungarian media has revealed further details of the investigation by the European Commission’s Anti-Fraud Agency (OLAF) into the suspect contracts awarded to Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s... read more →
Scandalous new allegations have been made against Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) and its Chief Prosecutor Laura Kovesi by a former employee of the organisation and a former member of... read more →
An EU budgetary committee has raised its concerns about the unusually high number of single-bid tenders awarded in Hungary, less than a week after Hungarian prosecutors confirmed they had opened... read more →
Former Romanian finance minister Darius Valcov has been sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption. The High Court in Bucharest on Thursday found Valcov guilty of influence peddling, money... read more →
Two police officers working on the investigation into the assassination of a Kosovar Serb politician last month have been arrested on suspicion of tampering with evidence, according to local media.... read more →
A Europol-backed Spanish police investigation into wildlife crime, the smuggling of endangered species and other animal abuses has resulted in the arrest 29 members of an international organised crime network.... read more →
Law enforcement officials in Croatia and Slovenia have broken up an international organised crime network involved in illegal gambling and sports corruption. The syndicate - which is alleged to have... read more →
Four Bulgarian citizens have been arrested for allegedly running an ATM skimming operation in Europe, the international law enforcement agency, Europol, announced on Thursday. The concerted action involved the Italian... read more →
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