Corruption in Kosovo

According to several public surveys in Kosovo and reports from institutions such as the European Commission, levels of corruption and impunity among politicians are high.[1] Transparency International's 2017 Corruption Perception Index ranks the country 85th place out of 180 countries.[2]

DynamicsEdit

The European Commission reports that electoral fraud persists in Kosovo representing serious shortcomings in the electoral process. Transparency International Global Corruption Barometer 2013 points out that political parties are considered the second most corrupt institution in Kosovo by a significantly high number of households, second only to the judiciary.[3]

Corruption is considered the largest obstacle to doing business in Kosovo, and businesses frequently resort to bribes when interacting with public officials. Sectors such as customs, manufacturing, electricity, gas and water supply are identified as those most affected by corruption. There are a number of burdensome and costly procedures for companies to undergo in order to obtain business licences and permits, these lead to increased opportunities for corruption.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Commission Communication on a Feasibility Study for a Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Union and Kosovo" (PDF). The European Commission. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Corruption Perception Index 2017".
  3. ^ "Commission Communication on a Feasibility Study for a Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Union and Kosovo" (PDF). The European Commission. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Kosovo Corruption Profile". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Retrieved 14 July 2015.

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