Corruption in Slovenia

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Corruption in Slovenia is examined on this page.

Extent[edit]

According to Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer 2013, political parties rank as the most corrupt institution in Slovenia, closely followed by Parliament, the judiciary and public officials. According to the same survey, 77% of the households consider the government's efforts in fighting corruption “ineffective”.[1]

In January 2013, thousands of Slovenians joined the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption and took to the streets, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Janez Janša and opposition leader Zoran Janković because both had been accused of failing to properly declare their personal assets. The Commission accused both of “systemic, gross and repeated violations of the anti-corruption legislation”. The month after the protest, Janša was ousted in a no-confidence vote. In June 2013, Janša was convicted of corruption in connection with a 2006 defence contract and given a two-year prison sentence.[2] The conviction was unanimously overturned by the Constitutional Court on 23 April 2015.[3]

Areas[edit]

Business[edit]

According to Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer 2013, the private sector is scored 3.3 on a 5-point scale (1 being 'not at all corrupt' and 5 'extremely corrupt').[4] According to 2016 results of Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, Sloevenia ranks 31th place out of 176 countries.[5]

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, corruption ranks among the top-five most problematic factors for doing business in Slovenia, after access to financing, inefficient government bureaucracy, restrictive labour regulations and tax rates. However, surveyed executives report that public funds are rarely diverted due to corruption, and the ethical behaviour of companies is considered relatively high.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Corruption Barometer 2013". Transparency International. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Slovenia Ex-Premier Janša Gets Two Years in Prison on Bribes". Bloomberg. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Constitutional court overturned the convictions in the Patria case". MMC RTV Slovenia. 23 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Global Corruption Barometer 2013". Transparency International. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Corruption Perception Index 2016". 
  6. ^ "Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014". The World Economic Forum. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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