Serbia Needs More Than Token Measures to Fight Corruption

A girl passes by a vandalized campaign poster featuring Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic with the slogan: "Strongly against corruption," Belgrade, Serbia, March 15, 2014 (AP photo by Darko Vojinovic).
A girl passes by a vandalized campaign poster featuring Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic with the slogan: "Strongly against corruption," Belgrade, Serbia, March 15, 2014 (AP photo by Darko Vojinovic).

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the impact of corruption and various countries’ efforts to combat it. Last week, Serbian police arrested 49 people, including officials from several government ministries and state-run businesses, on allegations of corruption, as part of a larger anti-graft campaign. In an email interview, Petrus C. van Duyne, a professor emeritus at Tilburg University, discussed Serbia’s fight against corruption. WPR: How big a problem is corruption, both low- and government-level, in Serbia, and to the degree it is one, how does it manifest itself in daily life? Petrus C. van […]

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