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Political party finance has been a focal point for anti-corruption reforms in the Western Balkans. Is the clean-up working?
Contraband networks dealing in drugs, guns and other illicit goods have begun trading a new ‘commodity’: people. This modern day form of slavery, known as human trafficking, is estimated to affect between 2.4 to 12 million victims around the world. Corruption is the grease that illicitly enables their movement within and across countries. Corruption is a constant companion to human trafficking and the suffering that it brings.
In Albania, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia people think political parties are either the most, or second most, corrupt institution in their country.That is why TI is starting a new Crinis project in these five countries to measure transparency in political financing systems.