Corruption is a serious problem in Serbia indicated by international factors, such as the EU’s regular reports on Serbia’s progress towards European integration, and Serbian officials – the fight against corruption is one of the proclaimed objectives in the speech of every Prime Minister in the last decade. Effects of such plans are an essential part of any political and especially preelection controversy. In the political debate and effort to formally meet European standards, it is often neglected that institutions of society and their anti-corruption potential are the key to longterm, sustainable and lasting fight against corruption.
For this reason the NIS analysis is extremely important as an impartial expert assessment of the vulnerability of social institutions and their potential for combating corruption. The Project ‘National Integrity System Assessment for Serbia’ (NIS) was made possible by the support of the EU Delegation in Serbia and the Fund for an Open Society, Serbia.