Roundtable on Integrity and Transparency of Political Parties Financing in Kosovo

December 7, 2016

On 7 December 2016, Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS), Kosovo Democratic Institutions (KDI), Çohu and Democracy Plus (D+), on behalf of the CSO Coalition of the “Anti-Corruption Week”, organised a Roundtable Discussion on the topic: “Integrity and Transparency of Political Parties Financing”, at Hotel Sirius. The aim of this event was to discuss the level of transparency of political party financing and to analyze the obstacles and challenges toward establishing a more transparent and accountable system.  At the beginning of the event, GLPS presented an animated video which portrays the importance of transparent and well-functioning political parties. It should be noted that the video represents the lack of party accountability,as well as lack of institutional and political will to push forward the auditing process of party funding in Kosovo. In addition, panelists highlighted that transparency of political party financing is a fundamental precondition toward a democratic functioning of the state and rule of law. “Corruption drains the economic resources away from the people and drives away business and investment. It weakens a nation’s ability to defend itself. It leaves it vulnerable to manipulation from outside. In short, it jeopardizes everything Kosovo hopes to achieve, hopes to become, hopes for its future” said Mr. Banks from the U.S. Embassy in Prishtina. The Discussion was attended by political representatives, institutions, civil society organisations and media.

To access the animated video, please click here.

 Part of the CSO Coalition ‘Anti-Corruption Week’ #Bashkeendreqim! are: Kosovo Law Institute (KLI), Çohu, Democracy Plus (D+), Group for Legal and Political Studies (GLPS), Institute GAP and Kosovo Democratic Institute (KDI). 

Venue: Hotel Sirius (Str. “Agim Ramadani”, 10000, Prishtina)

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