When the Panama Papers hit the headlines earlier this spring, a lot of attention was given to the extensive corruption in Russia, and particularly to the close ties to president Putin personally. Still, many believe that we only have seen the tip of the iceberg.
To deepen the understanding of Russian corruption, and especially its international links, Östgruppen invites you to a seminar where the question of how to prevent the transborder corruption between Europe and Russia will be addressed.
As corruption has become increasingly global, Russian and European actors need to cooperate to fight it. There are both Russian black money invested in Europe, and European investments in dubious projects in Russia. Preventing this kind of global corruption should be of great importance to us. So what international initiatives and instruments are needed to fight the transborder corruption? And how can we prevent ourselves from becoming a cog in the Russian corruption machinery?
- Andrey Kalikh, freelance journalist and former co-worker at the Centre for development of democracy and human rights. Head of the expert group of anti-corruption within the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum. Co-author of the reports ”Corruption and Human Rights in Contemporary Russia”, ”Russian black money in the EU”, ”Indications of Transborder Corruption in Investment Projects in Russia” and “The role of civil society in fighting corruption”
- Birgitta Nygren, former head of Global Responsibility at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, board member of Transparency International Sweden.
Place: The Royal Coin Museum, Slottsbacken 6.
Time: May 11th, 12.00-13.30. We offer a light lunch from 11.30.
Some of the above-mentioned reports will be available during the seminar.