Srbija po indeksu percepcije korupcije beleži svoj najslabiji rezultat drugu godinu za redom

According to the Corruption Perceptions Index, Serbia ranks 96th out of 180 countries and territories, with an index of 38, recorded for the second year in a row, which are also its lowest estimates so far, according to the Global Corruption Perceptions Index 2021 published today by Transparency International. International, TI).Serbia has not made any progress and with 38 points, the same as in previous years, remains at its lowest result since 2012, when the data were comparable.

Serbia shares 96th place with five other countries Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Lesotho, and Turkey.

Serbia and other countries from the Western Balkans are classified in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

The country is no longer considered a democracy but a hybrid regime, and the government has become notorious for its strong influence on the media, harassing independent critics and holding unfair elections, the report said.

The government’s lack of transparency over major foreign investment is a widespread concern, reflected in a recent wave of public protests against a controversial lithium exploration project.

The country-level movement has forced the president and his ruling Serbian Progressive Party to amend the referendum law and repeal laws that would make it easier for the state to expropriate the country.

It is pointed out that throughout the Western Balkans and in Turkey, which has an index of 38, the concentration of power in the hands of autocratic leaders and their parties has undermined judicial independence, which helps maintain the state’s capture.

Authoritarian governments are said to have spied on, harassed and attacked activists, journalists, opposition leaders and ordinary citizens across the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Only three countries in the region have an index above the global average of 43, namely Georgia with 55, Armenia with 49 and Montenegro with 46.

The governments of the region reportedly used kovid-19 as a pretext to further suppress critical voices, passed restrictive laws, stifled freedom of speech and access to information, and undermined an independent judiciary.

In the Western Balkans, Montenegro has an index of 46, Northern Macedonia and Kosovo 39, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania 35.

Slovenia is on the 41st place with an index of 57, and Croatia on the 63rd place with an index of 47.

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries and territories around the world according to the level of corruption in the public sector, and the results show a scale of zero, which means high corruption up to 100 when it comes to a very clean country or territory in terms of corruption.

By Editor

Leave a Reply