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International experts on corruption in Lithuania: Corrupt politicians give little thought to how they will look their grandchildren in the eye

Experts on fighting corruption advise against lending too much prominence to surveys which ask people to give their subjective perceptions on corruption. More reliable are surveys where respondents share their actual experiences. Transparency International Corruption Perception Index, published this Tuesday, indicates that Lithuanians encounter bribery more often than any other nation in the European Union. READ MORE

Czech PM Petr Necas resigns over major corruption scandal

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The Czech Republic is in political chaos after a spectacular police raid that prompted Prime Minister Petr Necas to announce his resignation. Necas will stay on as caretaker leader until a new government is named. READ MORE

Deutsche Bank co-CEO drawn into C02 tax evasion probe

Deutsche Bank co-chief executive Juergen Fitschen was drawn into a widening tax evasion probe linked to carbon trading at Germany's biggest lender on Wednesday as police and tax inspectors raided its offices. READ MORE

FG Presents Scorecard in Fight against Corruption

By Chuks Okocha

Ripples from the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index Report 2012, which ranked Nigeria as the 35th most corrupt nation out of 176 countries surveyed has forced the President Goodluck Jonathan government to release what could be described as the scorecard of the administration in its fight against corruption. READ MORE

Poland improves corruption level

The latest study by Transparency International shows that the country has risen to 41st place on the list compared to various other nations around the globe. READ MORE

How far will the Kremlin’s corruption crackdown go?

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By Mark Galeotti

That corruption is a serious challenge for Russia has long been acknowledged, not least by President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. READ MORE

The Curse of Corruption in Europe's East

By Dan Bilefsky, George Calin

This summer, after the police arrived at the handsome villa of the former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase to arrest him on corruption charges, he apparently pulled out a revolver and tried to kill himself. Millions of Romanians watched on television as Mr. Nastase, 62, was carried off on a stretcher, a Burberry scarf wrapped around his neck. He survived, and one week later was behind bars. READ MORE

Russia's Putin fires top general amid corruption scandal

President Vladimir Putin dismissed the chief of staff of Russia's armed forces on Friday in a reshuffle of the military top brass, three days after sacking his defense minister following a corruption scandal. READ MORE

The European Commission Declares War on Corruption

By Giulio Nessi

A new system for monitoring a criminal scourge is being put in place by the EU, strengthening the poorly enforced norms currently on the European books. Will this be enough to make a dent in Italy's endemic and widely tolerated culture of corruption? READ MORE