Fighting Corruption in the Western Balkans and Turkey: Priorities for Reform

Authors: 
Andrew McDevitt
Publication year: 
2016
Publisher: 
Transparency International
Abstract: 

Since the early 1990s, with the ever-increasing prospect of integration into the European Union, the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey have taken important steps to develop and strengthen their anti-corruption systems. Progress has been slow, however, and the implementation of laws and policies lags far behind what is envisaged on paper. This report is based on the findings of in-depth research into anti-corruption efforts conducted by Transparency International chapters and partners in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey between 2014 and 2015. Focusing in particular on the justice and law enforcement system, political system and non-state sectors, it highlights common trends and challenges across the region and provides the governments of these countries with a set of priorities for reform.