Over 20 NGOs from the former Yugoslavian space and the Black Sea region participated yesterday in the launching of the “Eastern European Integrity Network”. The non-governmental organizations will act in order to clean up the political class in the Balkans, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine.

The initiative is supported with funds offered by the European Parliament and USA. The entire network is inspired by the Romanian “Clean Parliament Coalition”, formed before the 2004 electoral campaign, designed to unveil the communist background and/or the involvement in illegal affairs of the candidates.

In an interview for Hotnews.ro, Alina Mungiu Pippidi, president of the Coalition, talks about the need for a “anti-corruption revolution” in the South-East European space. The first “victims would be Bulgaria and Croatia.