Category: Eurasia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the threat of pro-Russian disinformation in media markets throughout Europe and Eurasia. Some Western Balkan countries like Montenegro have responded to this danger by banning Russian media outlets outright. But these kinds of policies will not be effective without greater media ownership transparency. Media ownership transparency would expose the… Read More

For the past seven years, the government of Georgia has steadily modernized its labor laws in ways that have created openings for anti-corruption work. In April 2022, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) capitalized on the culmination of these reforms – Georgia’s updated labor code, OSH laws, and newly created Labor Inspection Office – by… Read More

Political scientist Farid Guliyev offers an analysis from Azerbaijan on the economic impacts and corruption risks during the coronavirus pandemic. This blog is the latest in a series taking a look at corruption and COVID-19. While the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has left no economy unaffected, the twin shock of COVID-19 and the… Read More

The Armenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently took a historic step in adopting its first-ever anti-corruption policies, affirming the Chamber’s commitment to honest and fair competition, business integrity, and operational transparency. CIPE has engaged with the Chamber through the Business Advocacy Network since 2008 and sees this new step as evidence of the private… Read More

  One of the more challenging – and promising – lines of work that CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center has developed in recent years involves scanning the world for signs of a government that has sincerely embraced anti-corruption reforms. Sometimes it is hard to tell what is real and what is not. Newly ensconced leaders’… Read More

  Photo Credit: Gleb Garanich, Reuters   Last year’s election of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his pledge to curb corruption in the public and private spheres has brought about a shift in the Armenian business community’s attitude towards anti-corruption compliance. This new government openness has encouraged businesses to look towards transparent business practices and… Read More

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