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In 2017, authoritarianism rose across Eastern and South East Europe, hindering anti-corruption efforts and threatening civil liberties. Across the region, civil society organisations and independent media experienced challenges in their ability to monitor and criticise decision-makers
Bulgaria’s voters will head to the polls in a snap election on 26 March. Our chapter is urging politicians to commit to needed reforms.
A vote-buying scheme in Bulgaria failed after a brave citizen spoke up and alerted our anti-corruption legal advice centre.
Our report assesses lobbying across Europe, looking at responses by governments and institutions to the risks of undue influence.