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When a defence company lands a contract with a government without competition, there’s a real risk of corruption.
Technology has the power to reshape peoples' interactions with governments, economies and societies. Increasingly, web and mobile tools are also being used to hold leaders and institutions to account – as these case studies from our movement show.
On 14 February, watch a live stream of a business integrity conference from Riga, Latvia. Topics under discussion include the importance of corporate reporting and disclosure, as well as updates on corporate transparency from Latvia, Norway and Sweden.
Ten years ago, a handful of activists met to discuss ways to advance the recognition of the right to information. That small community has grown to over 200 organisations and 600 individuals campaigning and advocating for greater access to information, transparency and accountability in all regions.
Across Europe, corruption is undermining confidence in national institutions and contributing to a sustained economic crisis, reveals a new report from Transparency International.