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Cyprus axes corruption-plagued golden passports scheme

Need for legislative solution to golden visa programmes in the EU remains

The government of Cyprus has announced that it will abolish its controversial citizenship-by-investment scheme as of 1 November 2020. The decision follows multiple scandals and controversies, the…

Open letter to the G20 Finance Ministers

From Amnesty International, CIVICUS and Transparency International

Dear G20 Finance Ministers, As you meet this week, we are writing to you to encourage you to take concrete actions in order to build a better future through a just recovery by investing in people…

World’s largest exporters fail to punish bribery in foreign markets

Report finds enforcement against foreign bribery shockingly low among half of G20 countries

Fewer of the world’s biggest exporters are actively investigating and punishing companies paying bribes abroad, according to a new report released today by Transparency International. Read the…

Condemnation of proposed impunity for politicians and officials in Poland

Statement on the proposed ‘bill on specific solutions related to preventing, counteracting and combating COVID-19, other infectious diseases and resultant crisis situations.’ 

Transparency International strongly opposes proposed legislation in Poland (bill no. 539) that would exempt authorities from liability for unlawful activities connected to the COVID-19 pandemic or…

The right to know is crucial in a crisis

COVID-19 is no reason for restrictions on freedom of information

This International Right to Know Day, we call on all governments and public authorities to ensure that the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is not a pretext for limiting citizens’ right to information. Legal…


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