Transparency International: Russia has intermediate progress in fight against corruption
According to the international organization, work on 81% of the obligations undertaken by the authorities earlier is carried out in Russia.
The international movement Transparency International told about results of check of anti-corruption activity of the Russian authorities for the last one and a half years. As it is said in the report To Keep the Promise: Monitoring of Observance of Obligations of the London Anti-corruption Summit of 2016, Russia carries out 81% of the undertaken obligations.
Only two of them - exchange of information between tax authorities of the different countries and realization of the principles of the Charter of open data providing public access to information on work of the state agencies, - are completely executed so far.
At a realization stage, as it is noted in the document, there is a work on strengthening of information, propaganda and educational measures “for the establishment of the atmosphere of rejection of corruption in society”. At the same time, according to researchers, Russian authorities still do not handle responsibilities on ensuring transparency of activity of beneficial owners-contractors of the state companies.
Summing up the results of observation, Transparency International advises the states to report more actively on implementation of anti-corruption obligations and to include them in the national plans for fight against corruption.
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