Roundtable on Party Funding; Transparency and Oversight to be Boosted

Regulations for funding of political parties are good, but the problem lies in transparency and oversight of the process. Improvement of the situation requires strengthening of control by creating a competent institution, because party funding can be the door for the corruption’s entry in the system, heard a roundtable on Thursday. The event on improving the model for financing of political parties in Macedonia was organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Transparency International Macedonia (TIM). TIM board chairman Slagjana Taseva said regulations clearly list the legal and illegal ways of political party funding. “However, the control system is so fragmented that all institutions are competent and none are competent to say what are the irregularities, producing a specific decision whether irregularities have occurred,” said Taseva.

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