Corruption is becoming a common thing in FYROM, says head of TI

Corruption is becoming a common thing in FYROM, says head of TI

Skopje, October 15, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Head of Transparency International in FYROM, Sladjana Taseva said today that she agrees with the declaration issued by the US ambassador to Skopje, Paul Wohlers that the fact that in 2013, there was no conviction for corruption, it’s sad.

“It’s really sad that we have nobody convicted for corruption, because we have serious problems with corruption, something which has also been underlined by international reports. We all say that corruption here is a problem. We must at least have seven people convicted on this count. We must not neglect this problem and we must not conceal the lack of the efficiency of institutions to address this problem”, declared Taseva.

She said that the Anti-corruption Commission must investigate all government people and not have former officials as a priority.

In two years, Transparency International in FYROM has received more than 1300 reports for corruption by the citizens. /ibna/