Last week hundreds of Bulgarians protested in front of the Parliament, with some of them throwing tomatoes at the building of the legislature and calling for the end of corruption and “political hypocrisy”. Reuters and the Financial Times quickly asked if this was a “tomato revolution against corruption”: “Nikolay Kolev, better known as ‘Bosiya’ (Barefoot), [...]
About Tinatin NinuaTinatin Ninua is the Regional Coordinator for South East Europe at Transparency International.
Under the Open Government Partnership governments commit to transparency, and using technology to fight corruption. The Partnership creates a potentially unique opportunity for civil society to push for government accountability and empower citizens in the fight against corruption. Gathered at a scenic Adriatic coast in Dubrovnik, European civil society organisations were supposed to discuss their [...]
The devil is in the details: more transparency is needed for effective oversight of party financing in Croatia
Tinatin Ninua, Programme Coordinator for political corruption at Transparency International, writes on the need for more transparency in reporting of political party finances in Croatia. A recently published report on the Western Balkans calls for effective oversight of political party funding that needs to be addressed both by public institutions and civil society. While political [...]
By Tinatin Ninua, Programme Coordinator, Political Corruption. Last week marked an exciting event for the freedom of information campaigners in Kenya. On July 8th the country has launched an open data portal, which makes Kenya the first African country to release government data to the public through a single online platform. The portal aggregates information [...]
Money, like elections, is an inherent part of multi-party democracy. However, if not transparent, money in politics carries equally inherent risks of corruption. Transparency in political financing allows civil society to monitor party and candidate spending and spot and potentially stop funding coming from corrupt or suspicious sources. Elections – as the most political and [...]
Stories of conflict of interests among top European Union officials are becoming all-too-frequent headlines in the news. The problems have largely sprung from the so-called revolving door that has been created in Brussels as officials exit public service and quickly enter into the charge of business. The EU capital is not alone in having a [...]
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