Tag corruption

25 May

The Reconciliation Bill is the Tunisian Government’s Failure to Fight Corruption

It has been almost two years since the Manish Msemah (I will Not Forgive) campaign took to the streets to protest what is known today in Tunisia as an example of the government’s failure to stand against corruption.  This example is displayed in the “Reconciliation Bill”, a bill that has ignited criticism and protests ever […]

1 Apr

Protests in an Age of Distrust in Africa

In recent years, Africa has again become a theatre of protest. Whereas the surge of protests in the 1980s and 1990s were largely focussed on advancing democracy in autocratic governments, this new wave is different. The recent uprisings have largely been overt demands from the public for greater scrutiny of the internal affairs of their […]

27 Mar

Writing a European Citizens’ Constitution; Could we ask for more transparency in the EU?

Last weekend we celebrated 60 years of the European Union (EU), and there is no better time to consider what kind of future we want for the EU. At the beginning of March, 150 young activists from more than 30 different countries representing various organisations gathered in Strasbourg to put in writing how a stronger […]

21 Mar

Why the European Union Matters!

On the second anniversary of Anti Corruption International, two of the primary founders of the organisation were in a windy Brussels campaigning. They were seeking to advance the discussion on the relevance of combatting corruption for the European Union, an area which even this year has seen its setbacks. The very disappointing step not to […]

18 Nov

illegal tax evasion vs legal tax avoidance

How should the EU deal with financial havens, offshore accounts and tax avoidance regulations in Member States and EaP countries.    The issue of managing tax evasion on an EU level is a problematic one. Tax policy has traditionally remained within the national sphere of policy making. However, as the Panama Papers and LuxLeaks have […]