GREAT SUCCES IN FIGHTING CORRUPTION
The Republic of Macedonia this year has jumped 13 places on the ranking list of Transparency International - the 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index, launched today, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said Tuesday at a press conference.
From the 105th place Macedonia shared with Swaziland two years ago, it climb up to 72th and is now in the company of several EU members, being far ahead the countries of the region, such as Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia/Herzegovina, including some NATO members, Gruevski said.
For two years only, Macedonia has jumped 34 places on the TI list of 180 countries, he said.
This is great success for Macedonia, all its institutions engaged in combating crime and corruption, and yet another reaffirmation of the Government's commitment to zero tolerance for corruption. The Government will intensify its activities in the upcoming period, considering the fact that Macedonia has yet a lot to do in this respect, Gruevski said.