Five Anti-corruption Laws in October

In the interview granted to ‘Blic’ daily, Ms. Aleksandra Drecun, Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance and Economy and FRY representative to SPAI (South-Eastern Europe Stability Pact Anti-corruption Initiative), declared that the Ministry is preparing the drafts for five new anti-corruption legal regulations.

– The national strategy of fighting corruption, Draft law on preventing conflict of interests between the public and private position of state officials, Draft law on political parties financing, Draft code of conduct of public servants and the Draft Act on establishment of the Agency for the fight against corruption, are the documents that have been completed. Presently, these documents are passing through a consideration phase within the Government of the Republic of Serbia, after which, I expect them to be in the parliamentary adoption debate, by the end of October, said Ms. Drecun.

According to Ms. Drecun, representatives of the World Bank mission also participated in the elaboration of this legislative set. The main goal of these legal regulations is to assure an efficient fight against corruption, providing this fight with institutional mechanisms. ‘Since it was impossible to simply copy and apply to our situation the legal regulations existing in other countries, we created our own, including some of specific forms of corruption we are facing here’ said Ms. Drecun.