Political Corruption

Slovenians take to streets against corruption
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Thousands of Slovenians have gathered on Ljubljana to protest against corruption and the country's political elite. Some 5,000 demonstrators turned out on Saturday despite heavy rain at the capital's central Kongresni trg square to demand further …

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No sign of anti-corruption law as CPPCC convenes
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In a meeting on the sidelines of the annual session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on Tuesday, he urged the party to learn from foreign countries in formulating anti-corruption laws. "We have been using party discipline to …

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Corruption Charges Bolster Hopes In Kosovo
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“This level of crime, corruption, and abuse of office happens not only on the municipal level, but on the central level as well,” Vetevendosje said in a press release, adding that “eradication of corruption is a precondition for political, social and …

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Politicians pilloried amid Spanish sleaze
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Every day has brought fresh interventions from academics and columnists, asking why Spain suffers from so much political corruption – and attempting to point out ways to improve the situation. Many analysts agree that Spain's corruption problem is …

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Greece finally 'getting tough' on corrupt politicians
www.bangkokpost.com

Greece has finally begun to crack down on corrupt politicians but anti-graft experts say much remains to be done to end decades of impunity. Former Greek minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos (centre) is taken from his home in Athens to a prosecutor by Finance …

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Zeman pledges to tackle crime, corruption and far-right factions
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The Czech Republic's new president, Milos Zeman, has vowed to fight crime, corruption and nationalism and to stabilise the country's fractious political scene, despite predictions the plain-speaking left-winger is likely to clash with Prague's wobbly …

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Comedian Grillo's focus on corruption and sleaze is right on the money
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Basically, Mr. Grillo is saying that the overwhelming number of feckless, corrupt politicians who are grinding Italy to dust have to be swept out. He just hasn't figured out what will happen after they're gone. But getting rid of them is a long overdue …

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