The institutions which have the function to monitor and control, and by their nature should be independent, such as the State Audit Office (SAO), the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption, are engaging in the practice of selective and conscious misinterpretation of the laws.
– The reports published by the State Audit Office on election financing are not in accordance with the laws and standards for audit
– In its findings the State Auditors failed to obtain their function of supervision and control
– The auditors did not establish the appropriate procedures that would lead to calling out accountability and punish those that were responsible in the election campaign.
The State Audit Office according its given structure and mandate does not satisfy these requirements. Moreover, if the practice of acting is evaluated, that the State Audit Office is not fully practicing the given responsibilities.
With this press conference we want to point out the importance for a control over the political financing for the creation of a democratic and political environment, as well as reducing of political corruption and other corruption related issues related with politics, which are already occupying a big volume of the systemic corruption.
When the assessment is not good, in interest of the government is not to be published. In this way, the assessment of compliance with the GRECO recommendations which has always been important to evaluate the progress of Macedonia in the fight against corruption will be hidden and unavailable to the European Commission and more importantly, to the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia.