Global Integrity

The Global Integrity Report is a tool for understanding governance and anti-corruption mechanisms at the national level. Written by local researchers and journalists, the Report is characterized by an innovative, award-winning research methodology; a robust peer review process; and start-to-finish transparency.

Global integrity report (2008) >>>

After its sovereignty was restored in 2006, Montenegro continues to face deep challenges with its overall governance and anti-corruption system. Extremely weak regulations undercut effective oversight of state-owned enterprises, police work is hampered by the politicization of the law enforcement agency, and ineffective whistle-blowing protections in the public and private sector are among the most notable problems. In addition, executive accountability is rated as very weak largely because basic conflicts of interest safeguards do not exist or are ineffective. “Executive [branch officials],” as our lead researcher observes, “frequently do not provide any explanations [for their policy decisions] and even try to hide decisions of the government.”

Global integrity report (2006) >>>

“Corruption is not a part of the tradition of the people in Montenegro.” That’s how Montenegrin government officials reacted to the U.S. State Department’s 2005 human rights report, which said, “Corruption was a problem; the small, close-knit society discouraged reporting corruption and provided criminals access to law enforcement officers.”
On July 31, 2006, the Montenegrin Parliament refused to adopt a new draft law, which was supported by the Council of Europe, on preventing conflicts of interest. In fact, parliamentarians from the ruling and opposition parties both rejected the law in equal numbers, a rarity here.