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SELDI Policy Brief 17: Anticorruption policies and regulatory environment in the Western Balkans

Despite the high corruption levels, observed through SELDI's 2021 Corruption Monitoring System (CMS), the Western Balkan countries continue to lack...

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SELDI Policy Brief 16: Civil Society in Anti-Corruption: Countering CSO Capture

Civil society organizations have become critical protagonists in the fight against organized crime and corruption.  However, less than 1% out...

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Geopolitics, State Capture and Peak Corruption. What is Next for Anticorruption in the Western Balkans?

The Kremlin’s war in Ukraine has come to dominate the agenda in Europe in a very urgent way. It has...

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SELDI Policy Brief 15: International and Regional Cooperation: Transcending Borders in the Fight against Corruption

International and regional cooperation is a powerful tool for effectively addressing the problem of corruption. Corruption is an intricate issue...

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SELDI Policy Brief 14: The hidden economy in the Western Balkans in a time of crisis: Friend or foe

The hidden economy is closely linked to corruption. Empirical studies show that they fuel each other - a one-point rise...

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Public Procurement Integrity in Southeast Europe: Mechanisms, Red Flags, and State-Owned Enterprises in the Energy Sector

The present report focused on two of the most challenging governance vulnerabilities in the SEE region: analyzing the integrity of...

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State Capture Assessment Diagnostics at Sectoral Level: Training manual

State capture is a combination of different forms of corruption which have a single objective: to secure wholesale and long-term...

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Analyzing Public Procurement Risks: Training manual

The main purpose of the manual is to introduce how data analytics can encourage good governance practices by highlighting the...

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Democratic Resilience in the EU’s Neighborhood: The Role of Good Governance and Constructive Capital
Democratic Resilience in the EU’s Neighborhood: The Role of Good Governance and Constructive Capital

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been a wake-up call for policymakers to reinforce Europe's security and geopolitical standing. The...

Nikola Burazer, Program Director, Center for Contemporary Politics; Jasna Jelisic, Head of Western Balkans Task Force, EEAS; Goran Georgiev, Analyst, Center for the Study of Democracy; Aleksandra Tomanic, Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans
Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Southeast Europe in Times of Geopolitical Uncertainty

The war in Ukraine urged international organizations to recognize that institutional gaps are abused by foreign autocrats to spread disinformation...

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Strengthening Democratic Resilience in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Tackling the Kremlin Playbook in Southeast Europe

Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently the most unstable and vulnerable country in SEE with botched EU accession prospects, dysfunctional federal...

The Policy Roundtable 'Strengthening Democratic Resilience in Montenegro:Tackling the Kremlin Playbook in Southeast Europe', 31 August 2022, Podgorica
Strengthening Democratic Resilience in Montenegro: Tackling the Kremlin Playbook in Southeast Europe

The global offensive that autocratic states, led by Russia and with the silent support of China, are waging against rules-based...

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Strengthening Democratic Resilience in North Macedonia: Tackling the Kremlin Playbook in Southeast Europe

The Kremlin Playbook in Europe has demonstrated that the Balkans are the most vulnerable flank of the democratic Euro-Atlantic community....

Second annual summer school: Methodologies for monitoring anticorruption policies, state capture and public procurement integrity

Anti-corruption is not a final destination, but a consistent process of democratic renewal, checks and balances. Democratic backsliding in parts...

(L-R): Nora Mehsen, Setor Officer, EEA and Norway Grants, Brussels, Ambassador Haakon Blankenborg, Embassy of Norway to Croatia, Ognian Zlatev, Head, European Commission Representation in Croatia, Dr. Vjekoslav Bratić, Director, Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb, and Dr. Todor Galev, Director of Research, Center for the Study of Democracy
Anti-Corruption аnd Good Governance in Southeast Europe: Towards Innovative Public-Private Partnership Solutions

The principles of good governance continue to face challenges in the region of Southeast Europe. The war in Ukraine has...

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Second specialised regional training for R2G4P members: Innovative tools and methodologies for tracking illicit financial flows, state capture and corruption

In order to increase the capacity of its civil society and government partners to monitor, diagnose and tackle corruption risks,...

Infographic: The Way Towards Good Governance in Southeast Europe

The comparative analysis of SEE‑9 public procurement and energy SOEs’ management practices in the first R2G4P SEE Good Governance report...

Infographic: Governance of State-Owned Enterprises in the Energy Sector

The energy sector presents one of the main systematic governance problems leading to significant losses of public wealth and providing...

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Infographic: Public Procurement Integrity

The first SEE Good Governance report, published by the R2G4P anti-corruption initiative, focuses on two of the most testing governance...

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Infographic: Tackling corruption and breaking the accession backlog in the Western Balkans

2019 SELDI Corruption Monitoring System (CMS) data showed that countries that could see the prize of accession to the EU...

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Infographic: Insights from SELDI’s Corruption Monitoring System 2021

The anti-corruption progress achieved in the Western Balkans between the early 2000s and mid-2010s has now been reversed with most...

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Infographics: Hidden Economy levels in the Western Balkans

The hidden economy is a widespread phenomenon throughout the Western Balkans and manifests itself in various sectors, among which the...

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Infographic: State Capture levels in the Western Balkans

SELDI’s State Capture Assessment Diagnostics (SCAD) results reveal that multiple economic sectors in the region show symptoms which can potentially...

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Infographic: Power Outages: Energy Governance and State Capture in SEE

Energy has been identified as one of the critical sectors with high corruption and state-capture risks, which should be addressed...


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SELDI's recommendations on decreasing the informal economy are even more relevant in 2022 - a year marked by high inflation and a refugee crisis. See more at:

See the key findings of SELDI's Regional Anti-corruption Report 2022 in our latest video:

A number of institutional and legal improvements have been made in the framework of the EU accession. Still, the newly adopted laws and strategies, and the newly created specialised institutions are yet to bear fruit in decreasing corruption. Read more at:

Less than 1% out of all 100,000 registered CSOs in the Western Balkans work in the area of anti-corruption. These CSOs face pressures from governments, dismissive attitude and even concerns for their experts’ safety. Read more at:

[ANALYSIS] Corruption remains one of the biggest obstacles on the region’s path towards the European Union, state the latest European Commission’s reports on the Western Balkan countries. @SELDI_Network

The EU must formulate and implement credible enlargement and enforcement policies that foster resilience in SEE, as noted during the policy roundtable held on 12 October 2022 in Brussels.

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