The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has named Russia president Vladimir Putin the 2014 Person of the Year. The award is given annually to the person who does the most to enable and promote organized criminal activity, the OCCRP said.… Continue Reading
Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on NATO countries to increase defense spending. Poland has announced plans to accelerate a major military modernization program.… Continue Reading
Job Title: Resident Legal Advisor – Ukraine
Employer: U.S. Department of Justice
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
The Resident Legal Advisor will represent the U.S. Department of Justice through the Criminal Division’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training’s office in Kyiv, Ukraine, implementing foreign criminal justice sector development and technical assistance programs with an anti-corruption focus.… Continue Reading
The government of Ukraine signed an anti-corruption initiative Monday with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to establish a Business Ombudsman Institution.
The Memorandum of Understanding for the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Initiative was co-signed by the EBRD, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the European Business Association, and Ukrainian organizations.… Continue Reading
Freedom House said in its latest report that 54 countries showed overall declines in political rights and civil liberties, compared with 40 that showed gains.
“For the eighth consecutive year, Freedom in the World recorded more declines in democracy worldwide than gains,” Freedom House said.… Continue Reading
A conference organized by the Ukraine Anti-corruption Action Centre (AntAC) jointly with Ukrainska Pravda & GOPAC-Ukraine on April 24, 2014 in Kyiv identified many challenges relating to the recovery of assets stolen by former President Yanukovych and his associates, and started a national dialogue to address these challenges.… Continue Reading
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery on Tuesday in London, unveiling a new Kleptocracy squad within the FBI that will investigate and prosecute corruption cases in Ukraine and around the world.… Continue Reading
A pro-Russia Ukrainian energy magnate has been arrested in Austria at the request of the United States following an FBI investigation.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an Advisory to U.S. financial institutions reminding them to take risk-based steps to track the potential movement of assets related to Viktor Yanukovych and his former administration.… Continue Reading