TIH: Croatia in moderate risk category for corruption in defence

Transparency International Croatia (TIH) said on Thursday that Croatia was placed in the moderate risk category for corruption in the defence and security sector.

Eight other NATO members were given the same rankings (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania and Spain) and four partner countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Serbia).

"Anti-corruption index in the defence sector which places Croatia in the moderate risk category indicates that additional responsibility is required of all stakeholders in the defence and national security system so as to secure progress, notably in public procurement processes and Croatian Armed Forces operations," TIH president Davorka Budimir said.

The Transparency International report is focused on five sectors that it considers are exposed to corruption risks -- politics, finances, human resources, operational activities and public procurement -- and it covered 33 countries; 21 NATO member states and 12 partner countries. Half of NATO members are placed in the very low or low risk categories and two countries (Portugal and Turkey) are placed in the high risk category for corruption in the defence sector.

TIH said very not much information on efficient management of finances in the intelligence and security sector is available in Croatia.

Last update: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 17:55

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