Dec. 6, 2011, 7:58 p.m.
Transparency International Croatia published an evaluation of transparency in political finance in Croatia. The report examines party finance along a variety of metrics developed by Transparency International and the Carter Center, known as CRINIS. The full report can be found here.
Political financing in Croatia received the average score of 7.0 in this test. Considering that there are three evaluation categories: insufficient (0 to 3.3), average (3.4 to 6.7) and good (6.8 to 10), the result achieved can be said to be on the border between the categories of average and good. While some
legal solutions in Croatia are solid, there is still considerable room for improvement, particularly in the implementation of these legal provisions. The fact that good regulation is hardly sufficient to suppress political corruption is evidenced in numerous affairs that have been uncovered since the early 1990s,
culminating in the last two years with the arrest of a former Croatian Prime Minister and several high officials