Ukraine has widened its anti-corruption dragnet as pressure mounts on the country’s authorities to clean up its public finances.
Worldwide Corruption articles on Democracy Chronicles
Worldwide corruption is a major obstacle to democracy and the rule of law. In a democratic system, offices and institutions lose their legitimacy when they’re misused for private advantage. This is harmful in established democracies, but even more so in newly emerging ones. It is extremely challenging to develop accountable political leadership in a corrupt climate. Also see our section on World Democracy and our articles on Corruption in America.
European Parliament Head Plans Firewalls Against Corruption
To stop instances of corruption, the European Parliament is planning to put in place “firewalls” as well as “sound alarm bells early.”
Czech Billionaire Fights Fraud Trial Alongside Presidential Contest
Czech former PM returned to court…to fight fraud accusations over a 2 million euro subsidy, days before a presidential election.
How Vietnam’s Anti-Corruption Fight Keeps Expanding
Nguyen Phu Trong, the leader of the Communist Party in Vietnam, has compared his anti-corruption effort to a “blazing furnace.”
Mongolians Clash With Police In Protest Against Inflation And Graft
Demonstrators clashed with police while trying to storm parliament after thousands gathered to protest soaring inflation and corruption.
Fleeing Xi’s China, Journalist Makes Fresh Start Abroad
Investigative journalist Wang Zhi’an once exposed corruption, land seizures, and medical malpractice, with millions of viewers and a powerful platform.
The First Billionaire To Become UK’s King
We expected Charles to get the crown. We didn’t expect him to make a billion-dollar[s]…first. He is the first billionaire King in British history.
Shed More Light On Money In Swedish Politics
Some Swedish political parties try to work around donation restrictions, thus the need to revisit Sweden’s lenient regulatory stance.
Uber Broke Laws, Secretly Lobbied Governments, Leak Reveals
A massive leak of private documents shows that Uber breached laws and lobbied governments as it rose to dominate the world market.
Inside The Luxury Russian Dacha Linked To Vladimir Putin
Putin has publicly disclosed few and humble assets. However, leaked data and whistleblowing show that he may actually be very rich.