The level of trust citizens of the Western Balkans have in national and international institutions generally dropped in 2015, with the most drastic declines seen in scandal-plagued Macedonia, according to the results of polling conducted for a PASOS project on open government.
Kosovar government agencies should be required to publish all of their budgets, along with financial reports explaining the allocation and spending of public money, according to this Riinvest Institute policy brief.
National and international military institutions are generally the most-trusted groups in the Western Balkans, according to polling conducted as part of a PASOS project on open government.
The Macedonian government needs to better publicize and track the use of an online portal intended to make the process of lawmaking more transparent, according to a Center for Public Policy Research analysis conducted as part of a PASOS project to support open government.
The Montenegrin parliament should livestream proceedings of committee meetings to increase transparency and public awareness of what the country’s leaders are doing in the legislative body, according to a letter sent to the parliament by Institut Alernativa.
About 43 percent of Serbs hold an unfavorable view of the European Union, but a slim majority of the country’s citizens nevertheless support having Serbia join the union, according to the results of a Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) poll.
Transparency in the Decision Making of the Central Public Administration Authorities: January-December 2013
Moldova has the necessary legal and institutional preconditions for ensuring a transparent and participatory decision-making process, but they are selectively applied and this results in weak public trust in state institutions, according to this Association for Participatory Democracy report.