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  • 12-June-2014

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    Slovenia must urgently prioritise the fight against foreign bribery, says OECD

    Serious steps must be taken by Slovenia to ensure that it effectively detects, investigates and prosecutes allegations of transnational bribery.

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  • 12-June-2014

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    Estonia needs to promptly address rising foreign bribery risks, says OECD

    Estonia’s framework for combating foreign bribery may be inadequate to efficiently tackle rising foreign bribery risks resulting from its increasingly export-intensive economy.

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  • 27-May-2014

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    Mongolia should persist with systematic anti-corruption reforms

    Mongolia should persist with systematic reforms in its struggle against corruption, says a new report by the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP).

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  • 27-May-2014

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    Tajikistan should step up its fight against corruption

    Tajikistan needs to step up its fight against corruption and turn political declarations of commitment into action, says a new OECD report.

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  • 8-April-2014

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    Aid to developing countries rebounds in 2013 to reach an all-time high

    Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic crisis. Donors provided a total of USD 134.8 billion in net official development assistance (ODA), marking a rebound after two years of falling volumes, as a number of governments stepped up their spending on foreign aid.

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  • 7-April-2014

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    Latvia to join OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    Latvia has taken an important step on the road to OECD membership by completing the process to become a member of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Latvia will become the 41st Party to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention on 30 May 2014.

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  • 21-March-2014

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    Proposed EU responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones

    The European Commission has proposed an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts. The package of measures aims to make it more difficult for armed groups in conflict-affected and high-risk areas to finance their activities through the mining of and trade in minerals.

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  • 18-March-2014

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    Lack of enforcement jeopardises South Africa’s fight against foreign bribery; OECD concerned that political and economic considerations may be an influence

    South Africa must take urgent steps to proactively investigate and prosecute foreign bribery. No foreign bribery cases have been prosecuted since South Africa joined the Convention in 2007. The 4 on-going investigations – out of only 10 allegations that have surfaced to date – are also far from reaching the prosecution stage, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

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  • 18-March-2014

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    Progress made but Chile should better detect and thoroughly investigate foreign bribery, says OECD

    Chile has made positive efforts to implement the Convention, but there has not been a single foreign bribery conviction. Chile did not sufficiently investigate several of the six foreign bribery allegations that have surfaced since 2001. Chile should improve its investigative and detection efforts, says OECD

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  • 18-December-2013

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    Ireland must urgently apply more resources to enforce Anti-Bribery Convention, says OECD

    Ireland should increase its resources to detect and investigate foreign bribery more efficiently. Resources have, in recent years, been largely devoted to investigating non-bribery cases in the financial sector. Ireland has not prosecuted a foreign bribery case in the twelve years since its foreign bribery offence came into force, and law enforcement has taken few proactive steps to investigate allegations.

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