Economic Integration as a Possible Way Forward in Post-Soviet Frozen Conflicts

Marc Schleifer, Ann Mette Sander Nielsen, Article at a glance: Read more…

Weekly Update: Eurasia

Albania – On April 11, the Delegation of the European Union held a roundtable with leading Albanian business organizations to discuss challenges and barriers to doing business in the country. At the event, representatives from the National Business Forum, consisting of eight leading Albanian business associations and chambers of commerce, presented the coalition’s initiatives to pass a law on transparency and public consultations, and to close the gap between tax law and implementation.

Weekly Update: Multiregional


CIPE participates in panel at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Moscow; CIPE partner launches Corporate Governance Manual for Family-Owned Enterprises in the West Bank; CIPE staff members participate in anti-corruption training course with CIPE partner the Thai Institute of Directors

Weekly Update: Eurasia

Russia – CIPE Russia Program Officer Natalya Titova moderated the inaugural session of CIPE’s Compliance Advisory Board, held December 10 in Moscow. The board, composed of compliance officers from major U.S., Russian and European companies operating in Russia, is helping create a curriculum to train anti-corruption compliance experts in regional Russian chambers of commerce and industry.

Weekly Update: Eurasia

Russia – CIPE Program Officer Frank Brown travelled to Moscow, Russia to conduct meetings with business leaders and policy experts in advance of an upcoming conference CIPE will be organizing focusing on anti-corruption compliance tools for supply chain.

Reducing Risk in Supply Chains

Russia is a highly attractive market for multinational corporations, but endemic corruption discourages investment. Another impediment is the stringent application of United States and United Kingdom anti-corruption laws that regulate the behavior of foreign companies doing business in Russia. In Russia, corruption often arises from poorly drafted and contradictory laws that allow officials to extract bribes and businesses to cut corners. Read more…

Weekly Update: Multiregional

CIPE partner in Argentina hosts first-ever online electoral debate; CIPE partner in Iraq holds roundtable on provincial business agenda; CIPE Senior Program Officer for Global Progams writes an article on global value chains on Thomson Reuter’s Trustlaw blog

Weekly Update: Eurasia

Russia – Longtime CIPE partner in the Volga region the Saratov Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) distributed an electronic anti-corruption resource guide to 170 regional CCIs and 180 business associations. The guide provides a roadmap for the groups on how to train local experts on the examination of laws for corruption potential and how to advocate for changes in the laws. It is part of CIPE’s NED-funded Fighting Corruption through Legal Reform program.

Weekly Update: Eurasia

Kyrgyzstan – The Corporate Governance School (CGS) held its second one-day educational seminar for 17 members of auditing committees on boards of directors in state-run companies. The participants represented key industries and sectors including energy, transportation, and finance.

Weekly Update: Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Kyrgyzstan – The Development Policy Institute (DPI) held a press conference for 14 Bishkek-based journalists on the Kyrgyz government’s 2013 budget. Two experts, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Civil Society within the Ministry of Finance Azamat Akeleev and a representative in the Ministry of Finance Zootbek Kydyraliev, presented at the event. The draft law on the 2013 budget is currently under consideration in the parliament.


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