Macedonia Country Profile

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 A Snapshot of Corruption in Macedonia Macedonia

The overall aim of this country profile is to provide companies with an analysis of how corruption affects Macedonia's political environment and business climate. Throughout the profile, readers can find detailed descriptions of the country's efforts in curbing corruption, corruption-related legislation, risk-prone sectors and industries, and much more. This profile's General Information chapter provides an overview of anti-corruption activities and corruption risks in relation Macedonia's political, business and regulatory environments. The government has aimed at containing corruption by enacting laws and enforcing integrity systems, for instance:

However, challenges remain in the fight against corruption:

  • While the legal framework for fighting corruption is of relatively high international standard, many observers have criticised Macedonian authorities for the lack of law enforcement and political will to effectively deal with it.
  • Several sources indicate that administrative and bureaucratic corruption is problematic for businesses operating in Macedonia.

Detailed descriptions of the level of corruption in a number of sectors are outlined in the profile's Corruption Levels. For a more detailed analysis of government, media and civil society anti-corruption activities, visit the Public Anti-Corruption Initiatives and Private Anti-Corruption Initiatives chapters.


Publication date: December 2013

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