Easier said than done: Albania struggles to set up whistleblower systems

Albania was praised for passing a strong whistleblower protection law in 2016. Making it actually work for employees and citizens, however, it proving to be tougher than expected.

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Failing grade: Campaigners fight to stop suspicious school taxes in Moldova

Anti-corruption activists in Moldova are campaigning to stop the illegal collection of “informal” taxes in the education system – even setting up their own whistleblower hotline.

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Fake Clues: ‘Whistleblowing’ EU Judge Abandons Corruption Claims

Three months after his blaze-of-glory resignation, former EU judge Malcolm Simmons has given investigators no evidence to support his vague charges of misconduct at EULEX.

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Hit and Run: Disgraced Former Kosovo ‘Judge’ Disappears after Alleging EU Corruption

Malcolm Simmons, formerly the top international judge in Kosovo, has manipulated the international media to create a false narrative around his sudden departure from EULEX.

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On the Spot: Kosovo Investigative Journalists Honored for Rights Coverage

At a journalism awards ceremony held in Prishtina on 15 December, Dafina Halili of Kosovo 2.0 won first prize for her coverage of a deadly measles outbreak in Kosovo.

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A Moment of Truth: After Four Years in the EU, Croatia Finally May Protect Whistleblowers

After years of debate and false-starts, Croatia finally has set a goal to pass its first whistleblower protection law by the end of 2018.

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Split Decisions: Bosnian Whistleblowers Remain at Risk Despite Legal Advances

On 15 June 2017, the Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina strengthened rights for employees who report crime and corruption.

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Empty Promises: Czech Officials Show no Goodwill to Protect Whistleblowers

PRAGUE – An Advisory Board set up by the Czech government to kick-start discussions to better protect whistleblowers has not produced results.

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Albania’s New Whistleblower Law Has Great Promise to Curb Corruption. But Will it Deliver?

TIRANA – As Albania's groundbreaking whistleblower protection law finally is being implemented, citizens and activists hope it will work in practice.

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The Jury is Still Out on Serbia’s New Whistleblower Protection Law

BELGRADE — Marija Beretka needed to file lawsuits in three separate courts in order to obtain whistleblower protection. The case illustrates problems with Serbia’s new law.

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