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The Western Balkans: Captured states or a community of law?

Yesterday, the European Commission published a new strategy that set out its vision for how the EU will engage with the Western Balkans region in the near-term. This strategy provides a path for the six Western Balkan states to become part of the EU...
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At the border: corruption, customs and trade

Trade agreements are increasingly less about administration of protection, but administration of risk. Risks to consumers, to the environments, risks to good governance. Transparency International have been supportive of the attempts in both TPP and...
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Anti-money laundering: Towards a two-way street?

Looking at the evaluation of new FATF standards, private sector implementation of anti-money laundering measures is among the areas with lowest effectiveness out of the 11 outcomes assessed, with major improvements needed in virtually all countries....
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How to re-establish the rule of law in the EU

The Polish Parliament recently approved two laws that would enable the government to remove several Supreme Court judges and consequently further subordinate the country’s public institutions to the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS). The move...