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Tena Prelec

Tena Prelec is a Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, a final-year Doctoral Researcher at the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex, and a Research Associate at LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. She is furthermore a member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG), supported by the European Fund for the Balkans. She has been appointed Fellow of the Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption of the World Economic Forum for the term 2019-2020. She tweets at @tenaprelec.

Flip the script: stop seeing corruption as a problem affecting exclusively, or mostly, developing countries, and instead recognise and investigate the role of Western financial centres as integral in the puzzle – acknowledging corruption as a global issue. This sentiment, in its various nuances, was reiterated by all the participants to the inaugural workshop of the Testing and evidencing compliance with beneficial ownership checks project, carried out in the frame of the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI-ACE) research programme, in Oxford, on 9 October 2019. While this relatively simple message is now widely accepted by all serious commentators, having even received some attention with the wider public because of books such as Treasure Islands, Moneyland and the TV series From Russia with Cash, we are still far …