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Italian Presidency of the CEI: Conference on corruption

As part of the initiatives promoted by the Italian Presidency of the Central European Initiative (CEI), Rome’s Luiss University hosted the conference “Curbing corruption: learning from the decade behind and looking to the decade ahead”, co-organised by the MAECI, the CEI Secretariat, ANAC, Luiss and the RAI public broadcasting network. In concert with the CEI partner Countries, the aim of the conference is to keep attention focused on combating corruption, sharing best practices and activities and achieving tangible results.  

The Conference especially focused on the needs and expectations of CEI Member States in the fight against corruption, as well as the possibility of sharing good practices and experiences in sectors in which these Countries can create and develop a joint effort and produce tangible results.

The Conference was chaired by the Vice President of the Luiss University, Prof. Paola Severino, Special Representative on Combating Corruption of the OSCE Chairmanship. The day’s scheduled speakers were the CEI Secretary-General, Roberto Antonione, anti-corruption experts of CEI Member States, students and experts of the sector, including the Deputy Prosecutor of Rome, Paolo Ielo.

“Corruption certainly has peculiar national aspects but is primarily a global phenomenon. Cooperation in this sector is therefore very important to combat this evil,” said Prof. Severino.

“All the CEI Member States have approved anti-corruption laws. International institutions are ready to assure utmost cooperation,” added the CEI Secretary-General Roberto Antonione.

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