Businesses in Kosovo require emergency corruption treatment

Businesses in Kosovo require emergency corruption treatment

A report compiled by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo points out that businesses’ perceptions of the level of corruption in the country have deteriorated compared to a year ago, and respondents cite weak rule of law and lack of political will to fight corruption.

These data became available during the publication of the study entitled “Perception of Corruption by Business”, which included surveys with 256 businesses from different sectors.

“Businesses are also asked about the level of corruption in the country, as well as the frequency of corruption and 46.88 per cent perceive corruption as systemic, while 32.31 per cent perceive corruption as sporadic. So here we see a clear distinction between businesses in two different dimensions, so this may also be related to the nature of businesses where some have higher interactions with those institutions that are more corrupt than some others”, said Ardita Hajra of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo.

The report shows that 42 percent of businesses believe that corruption has increased, compared to the past five years, while 35 percent believes it has remained the same./ibna