Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NGOs launch campaign to change financing of politics in Slovakia

Representatives of NGOs are calling on parliamentary political parties to fulfil their public pledge and adopt an effective law to increase supervision and transparency of the financing of political parties in Slovakia. On Tuesday, September 18, they launched a public campaign to remind politicians of their so far unfulfilled pledge. The appeal and campaign are announced by the Transparency International Slovensko(TIS), Inštitút pre ekonomické a sociálne reformy (Institute for Economic and Social Reforms-INEKO), and Inštitút pre dobre spravovanú spoločnosť (Slovak Governance Institute-SGI).

Representatives of NGOs are calling on parliamentary political parties to fulfil their public pledge and adopt an effective law to increase supervision and transparency of the financing of political parties in Slovakia. On Tuesday, September 18, they launched a public campaign to remind politicians of their so far unfulfilled pledge. The appeal and campaign are announced by the Transparency International Slovensko(TIS), Inštitút pre ekonomické a sociálne reformy (Institute for Economic and Social Reforms-INEKO), and Inštitút pre dobre spravovanú spoločnosť (Slovak Governance Institute-SGI).

"Before the election, when the fact of how little transparent the agenda is and reports on financing political parties was debated; and, of course, in connection with how strongly the Gorilla scandal resonated, politicians were inclined to make changes and they supported calls to make the financing system of political parties more transparent,” Gabriel Šipoš TIS told the TASR newswire, adding that by that time, TIS elaborated a seven point plan to simplify the financing of parties and their candidates, and make the control and supervision more strict – as well as implementing sanctions in the event that those obligations are not met.

NGOs claim that all six current parliamentary parties made a public pledge to work on anti-corruption measures in the financing of political parties, but thus far they have not taken any specific steps. Thus, the NGOs opted for a campaign aimed at changing the financing of politics in Slovakia, TASR wrote.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Russian spies allegedly recruit also Slovaks

They are using martial art clubs in Germany and dozens more in other EU states, in the Western Balkans, and in North America.

Illustrative stock photo

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

GLOBSEC forum will host guests from 70 countries

The 12th year of the conference will be attended by the highest number of participants in its history.

Slovak President Andrej Kiska gives the opening speech of The Globsec 2016 security conference.

Armed forces need new armour, and more

Slovakia's armed forces need to modernise their military technology, but also improve infrastructure and make soldiers' salaries more competitive.

Illustrative stock photo