Transparency International: Police, Judiciary and President belong to the weakest Institutions in the fight against corruption
While Slovakia has a standard legal framework to support integrity, implementation is lacking. The Police Force, Judiciary, President, and Public Procurement Office have scored the lowest and are thus considered to be the weakest institutions in Slovakia.
The results are based on the National Integrity System (NIS), a study of integrity and anti-corruption programs, conducted by Transparency International in 25 European countries over the last year.
The majority of institutions analyzed in the study does not lack resources – financial, human, and technical – but has faced inappropriate interventions threatening independence in practice.
According to Transparency International's press release, there are two groups of pillars that have not performed well in the National Integrity System. The first group consists of the Police Force, Judiciary, Prosecution, and Public Procurement Office – those institutions that have lately been operating in a very unstable environment. The second group includes the pillars of the President, Business, and the Local Civil Service – those institutions that are passive in their role in the system and are very weak in terms of accountability.
Source: Transparency International