Fight against corruption as a non-negotiable condition in the negotiations with EU: Bridging the gap between public opinion and government discourse

Supported by:Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Tirana

Project:Measuring citizens' attitudes towards security and justice in Albania

The policy paper is an attempt to make a summarized analysis about the anti-corruption policies that Albania has followed since the 90s and especially the role that such factor has played so far towards EU membership. On the other hand, it is intended to provide an approach between the Albanian public’s perception of corruption and how the government sees it from the perspectives to build” evidence-based policies”.

The paper aims to provide in Section 1 a summary but even a detailed description of the entire legal and strategic framework that has been built. In the 2 Section the approaches of all surveys or polls such as CPI of Transparency International or Albania Security Barometer which bring the public’s perception towards corruption are analysed. The 3 Section is a descriptive analysis of how Albania’s negotiation process to join the EU through the principle of conditionality has shaped a good part of the approach of anti-corruption policies.

Then the paper is concluded with part of the Recommendations which aim to provide a series of steps that must be taken to build a sustainable anti-corruption approach from CSO perspective.