Montenegro: Overview of political corruption

Filed under - Politics and government

Published on 22 May 2014 as a EU Helpdesk answer
Can you provide an overview of and background to recent measures taken to address political corruption in Montenegro?

Content

1.  Overview of political corruption in Montenegro

2.  Elections

3.  Party financing

4.  Immunity

5.  Code of conduct for politicians

6.  Conflict of interest rules

7.  Asset declaration rules

8.  References

Summary

Corruption remains one of the key challenges that Montenegro faces in the process of its further democratisation. In particular, abuse of public office and resources for private benefit and corruption within the political parties and electoral processes are seen as some of the greatest challenges in the fight against political corruption in the country. In recent years, Montenegro has made progress in strengthening its incomplete legislative framework around issues of political corruption. Laws on political party financing, prevention of conflict of interest and asset declarations have been amended, and in 2013 the government also adopted a new Action Plan for the Fight against Corruption and Organised Crime for 2013-2014. However, implementation and enforcement of the laws on the ground continue to be weak. Entities that supervise the implementation of laws are either not entirely independent or lack sufficient power and resources to sanction perpetrators, particularly in the case of senior public officials.

Author(s): Samridhi Shukla, tihelpdesk@transparency.org
Reviewed by: Marie Chêne; Dieter Zinnbauer, PhD, Transparency International
Publication date: 22 May 2014
Number: 25

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Country / Territory - Montenegro   
Language(s) - English   
Tags - Political parties financing   |   asset disclosure   |   conflicts of interest   |   Montenegro   

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