European Prosecutor’s Office: Should Laura Kövesi remain the top candidate?

Last week, the majority of EU countries’ ambassadors voted to support Romania’s former anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi to be the EU’s first public prosecutor but should she be the final choice of the EU Council and the European Parliament? asks Oliver Pahnecke. This question needs to be raised in light of information that shows…

Klitschko Loses on Points

He’s a world-famous former boxing champ who has followed the well-trodden path into politics. Many have tried over the years to cross the same divide, including Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricketer, and British athlete Sebastian Coe. However, it’s argued that Vitaliy Klitschko, the former world boxing champion, has not only failed to land a killer…

Is Georgia Backsliding On Corruption?

Corruption Perception

Georgia is ranked number 41 alongside Spain and Latvia, writes James Wilson.   This is according to the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 published last month, – a slight improvement in the country’s ranking compared with 2017. The biggest improvements in tackling corruption were made by former President Mikhail Saakashvili, whose reforms helped…