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MEDIA ADVISORY: Anti-corruption conference to tackle challenges in EU enlargement and neighbourhood countries, 15 June 2009, Ohrid, FYR Macedonia

Anti-corruption conference to tackle challenges in EU enlargement and neighbourhood countries, 15 June 2009, Ohrid, FYR Macedonia

Transparency International (TI), the civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, in cooperation with the Government of FYR Macedonia, is convening its sixth annual Europe and Central Asia regional meeting in Ohrid, FYR Macedonia. The public opening conference will provide innovative perspectives on some of the most pressing challenges faced by EU enlargement and neighbourhood countries, including EU accession and anti-corruption reforms, corruption and economic development, and money laundering and tax havens.

The conference brings together diverse and distinguished participants from more than 45 countries, including representatives from the public and private sectors, experts, activists and civil society. Notable speakers will include:

  • Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister, FYR Macedonia
  • Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International
  • Dragos Kos, Head of Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)
  • Wolfgang Hetzer, Advisor Anti-Corruption, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
  • Alan Rousso, Director for Strategy and Analysis, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Andrei Illarionov, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
  • Mihajlo Manevski, Minister of Justice

The conference will take place in:
Hotel Inex Gorica
Naum Ohridski 5-7
Ohrid
R. Macedonia
6000
Tel.: + 00 389 46 277 520

Journalists interested in covering the conference are invited to register by sending an e-mail to: ecarm2009@transparency.org.mk.

To read the original (macedonian) media advisory please click here.
To read the conference Agenda click here.


For any press enquiries please contact

Gypsy Guillén Kaiser
T: +49 30 34 38 20 662
E: ggkaiser@transparency.org

Slagana Taseva, President of Transparency Zero Corruption
T: +389 78 34 0009

Gorica Atanasova, Cabinet of the Minister of Justice of Macedonia
T: + 389 2 3110 443

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