The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje in cooperation with partners from the Western Balkans region, prepared five policy briefs that analyze the forms of parliamentary oversight over the anti-corruption institutions in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Serbia. The analyses are developed within the project “Anti-corruption talk in the Parliament” funded by the National Endowment for Democracy.

Albania

The role and the effectiveness of the Albanian Parliament are analysed through the Parliamentary Oversight Capacity Index indicators. The index includes contextual factors such as political parties’ dynamics, executive dominance, and public trust, internal legislative oversight mechanisms, and external oversight institutions.

Author: Besjana Kuci

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Parliamentary oversight of anti-corruption in Albania: Solution or part of the problem?

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Parliamentary oversight over the anti-corruption institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina is seen through an overview of the positioning and the role of the Parliamentary Committee for election and monitoring over the work of the Agency for the Prevention of Corruption and Coordination of the Fight against Corruption as well as the practical application of their competencies.

Author: Ugljesha Vukovic

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Parliamentary monitoring over the Agency for Anti-Corruption Fight in Bosnia and Herzegovina – scope and experiences

 

Bulgaria

The analysis that focuses on Bulgaria provides an overview of the anti-corruption set up in the country as well as the practical application of the mechanisms for parliamentary oversight. It analyses the role of the Commission for Combating Corruption, Conflict of Interest and Parliamentary Ethics, and touches upon the role of the civil society in ensuring accountable institutions.

Author: Daniela Mineva

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Parliament oversight on anti-corruption in Bulgaria

 

Montenegro

The analysis of the Montenegrin Parliament focuses on the extent to which the MPs apply the oversight mechanisms at their disposal and looks deeper into the work of the parliamentary Anti-corruption committee in exercising oversight over the Agency of Prevention of Corruption.

Author: Ana Ðurnić

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Montenegrin Parliament and the Agency for Prevention of Corruption: To Save a Sinking Ship

 

Serbia

The analysis of parliamentary oversight in Serbia covers the practical aspects of the relationship between the National Assembly and the Agency for Prevention of Corruption. The document concentrates on key dimensions of their interaction, namely: selection and appointment process of the APC’s leadership, allocation of the APC’s budget, and consideration and follow-up to the APC’s (annual) reports.

Author: Luka Glušac

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The Relationship of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to the Agency for Prevention of Corruption

 

Overview on North Macedonia

Within the framework of this initiative, the Institute for Democracy published three policy analyses that cover the oversight role of the Parliament of North Macedonia in the realm of anti-corruption. The analyses look upon (1) the role of the Parliament in the accession process to the EU, (2) the impact of the membership of North Macedonia in NATO on the oversight role of the Parliament, and (3) provide a comparative overview of the parliamentary oversight in anti-corruption in the Western Balkans.

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Analyses of the Parliamentary oversight over the fight against corruption in North Macedonia