Corruption in Montenegro

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Corruption in Montenegro is examined on this page.


In recent years, Montenegro has increased its efforts to implement preventive and legislative measures needed to curb corruption. For example, anti-bribery provisions in the Criminal Code, as well as laws on money laundering, conflict of interest, access to information, and political funding have all been strengthened, while awareness-raising activities and training of public officials in integrity standards have been intensified.[1]

However, corruption remains a serious problem in the country. The European Commission finds in its Progress Report 2013 that efficiency in the fight against corruption is constrained by frequent legislative changes and the lax attitude among law enforcement authorities to investigate corruption allegations, especially those involving high-level officials.[2]



In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, surveyed business executives rank access to financing, corruption and inefficient bureaucracy as the most problematic factors for doing business in Montenegro.[3] Active and passive bribery is prohibited by the Montenegrin Criminal Code, and companies should note that government officials are subject to more stringent requirements under the Law on the Prevention of Conflict of Interest, which stipulates that they may only receive appropriate gifts of small value (not exceeding the amount of EUR 50).[4]

According to 2016 results of Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, Montenegro ranks 64th place out of 176 countries.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Montenegro Corruption Profile". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Montenegro 2013 Progress Report" (PDF). The European Commission. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014". The World Economic Forum. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Montenegro Corruption Profile". Business Anti-Corruption Portal. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Corruption Perception Index 2016". 

External links[edit]

A world map of the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International