“The legal solutions slowly, but surely, are leading to permanent financing out of budgetary funds, with the biggest parties having the greatest benefit”, says Katica Nikolovska from the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption, who gave several examples on the possibilities of misusing party finances, especially during elections.
Only one of several parties included in her recent research on her website had financial reports, stressed Nikolovska.
“The fact remains that this manner of budget financing of party campaigns is not sustainable on the long run”, said Nikolovska. She explained the manner and the competencies of the SCPC and of the State Audit office in controlling the financing of parties, and pointed out the shortcomings and inability of these institutions to act.
“Is the reason for this manner of control not to have any control?”, asks Nikolovska.
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