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Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev  and the UK Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling. Photo courtesy of the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office
Britain, Kazakhstan sign legal cooperation MoU

Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev has paid a visit to the UK to sign a memorandum of understanding on legal cooperation.

Britain, Kazakhstan sign legal cooperation MoU
Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage
Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage

Finland's parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a victory for campaigners who gathered thousands of signatures to force parliament to examine the issue.

Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage
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Kazakhstan mulls ban on energy drinks

Kazakhstan may introduce a ban on energy drinks.

Kazakhstan mulls ban on energy drinks
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Kazakhstan Parliament ratifies extradition agreement with Italy

The Kazakhstan Parliament has ratified the Agreement on Extradition of Convicts between Kazakhstan and Italy.

Kazakhstan Parliament ratifies extradition agreement with Italy
Venezuelan leader wraps up 'superpowers' with 28 laws
Venezuelan leader wraps up 'superpowers' with 28 laws

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wrapped up a year of congressionally granted "superpowers" by decreeing 28 new laws.

Venezuelan leader wraps up 'superpowers' with 28 laws
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Kazakhstan introduces arrest for misdemeanors with no detention homes in place

Kazakhstan has changed its legislature to huminize the justice system by differentiating between crimincal misdemeanor and criminal offence. The first is supposed to be punished by arrest but there are no detention homes in Kazakhstan. Even more, the courts will gain the right to order arrest for misdemeanors only starting January 1, 2017. That is, two years from now.

Kazakhstan introduces arrest for misdemeanors with no detention homes in place
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OECD recommends confiscation for all corruption offences in Kazakhstan

The OECD has issued several new recommendations to Kazakhstan in its fight against corruption.

OECD recommends confiscation for all corruption offences in Kazakhstan
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Kazcosmos to develop electronic tagging devices for Kazakhstan

Electronic tagging devices may be developed locally in Kazakhstan by its space agency Kazcosmos.

Kazcosmos to develop electronic tagging devices for Kazakhstan
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Kazakh Senate questions security of electronic tagging devices

Kazakhstani Senate has questioned the safety and security of electronic tagging devices.

Kazakh Senate questions security of electronic tagging devices
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Legalization policy in Kazakhstan brings to light seven new millionaires

The ongoing campaign of legalization of property and capital in Kazakhstan has already revealed seven new millionaires.

Legalization policy in Kazakhstan brings to light seven new millionaires
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UN to help Kazakhstan develop e-government

United Nations will help Kazakhstan to develop electronic government as Kazakh government ratifies agreement on cooperation.

UN to help Kazakhstan develop e-government
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Kazakh Senate Speaker says forums in Astana should not be a drain to state budget

Kazakh Senate Speaker Tokayev has called onto organizers of forums in Astana to economize.

Kazakh Senate Speaker says forums in Astana should not be a drain to state budget
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Kazakhstan to tramp on quasi-public sector

Vice-Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan said the government was intending to reduce state involvement in the business sector.

Kazakhstan to tramp on quasi-public sector
Kairat Kozhamzharov. Photo courtesy of Agency on Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption.
Kazakhstan discusses corruption rating with Transparency International and OECD in Paris

Kazakh Lower Chamber MP asked the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency about ways to improve Kazakhstan's rating in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.

Kazakhstan discusses corruption rating with Transparency International and OECD in Paris
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Kazakhstan interested in Chinese anti-corruption measures

A Chinese delegation has come to Kazakhstan to discuss governance and corruption.

Kazakhstan interested in Chinese anti-corruption measures
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban. ©REUTERS
Hungary passes new law helping borrowers, hitting banks

Hungary's parliament adopted a law compelling banks to pay compensation to borrowers hit by past interest rate hikes on loans deemed unfair by authorities.

Hungary passes new law helping borrowers, hitting banks
Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools
Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools

The Turkish government announced it was lifting a ban on female students wearing the Islamic headscarf at high schools.

Turkey lifts ban on headscarves at high schools
Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law
Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law

Catalonia's regional parliament passed a law that its leaders say will authorise them to hold a non-binding "consultation" on independence from Spain.

Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law
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Unregistered foreign channels may be prohibited from broadcasting in Kazakhstan

A ranking Kazakhstani official raised the topic of preventing some foreign channels from broadcasting in Kazakhstan.

Unregistered foreign channels may be prohibited from broadcasting in Kazakhstan
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Third of surveyed Kazakhstanis do not believe in combating corruption

A third of the surveyed Kazakhstanis do no believe in the effectiveness of combating corruption in Kazakhstan.

Third of surveyed Kazakhstanis do not believe in combating corruption