Resolution on the prevention of corruption

National Strategy in the Fight against Corruption

The National Strategy in the Fight against Corruption is laid out and reflected in the Resolution on the Prevention of Corruption In the Republic of Slovenia. The Resolution is the national umbrella document which sets the policies and acts as the foundation for the adoption of programmes regarding the prevention of corruption on the basis of the assessment of the current state of affairs.

The Resolution on the Prevention of Corruption in the Republic of Slovenia is a document adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia upon the proposal of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia pursuant to Article 51 of the Integrity and Prevention of Corruption Act Gifts (published: National Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia no. 69/11; hereinafter: IPCA). The current Resolution on the Prevention of Corruption in the Republic of Slovenia was adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia on 16th June 2004.

The fundamental objectives of the Resolution focus on preventive action. They include:

  • the long-term and permanent elimination of conditions for the occurrence and development of corruption,
  • the establishment of an adequate legal and institutional environment for the prevention of corruption,
  • consistent enforcement of accountability for unlawful action,
  • the establishment of a generally acceptable system of zero tolerance for all acts of corruption through different forms of education, and
  • the effective application of internationally recognised standards in this area.

The National Strategy in the Fight against Corruption, which is based on the Resolution, is given concrete expression in the Action Plan for the Implementation of the Resolution on the Prevention of Corruption in the Republic of Slovenia. The Action Plan is adopted by the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption in cooperation with the authorities responsible for the measures contained in the Resolution within three months of the adoption of the Resolution or its amendments.

Action plan

The Action Plan for the Implementation of the Resolution on the Prevention of Corruption in the Republic of Slovenia is a document which gives concrete expression to the National Strategy in the Fight against Corruption, which is laid out and reflected in the Resolution on the Prevention of Corruption in the Republic of Slovenia.

The Action Plan for the Implementation of the Resolution on the Prevention of Corruption in the Republic of Slovenia is a document which was adopted by the Commission on 2nd February 2005 and amended on 17th August 2009. The Commission has defined the activities which need to be carried out in order for the aims of the Resolution on the Prevention of Corruption to be achieved.

To this end, the Commission has defined for all major systems of the State’s structure the measures to be implemented; the institutions which are to implement these measures; and recognised the risks which may, with regard to the goals pursued, jeopardise the attainment of the goals. The Action Plan may be considered as an Integrity Plan intended for the entire country. It involves the political system, the judiciary and State administration, as well as the economy, the NGO sector, the media, and the general public.

The entities responsible for the implementation of the measures must submit a report on the implementation of the measures to the Commission every year by the end of February. On the basis of these reports, the Commission observes which measures were implemented and which remain to be implemented, and modifies or amends the Action Plan accordingly. The modifications also include the information on risks which the Commission has detected through its own activities.

As the implementation document of the Resolution, the Action Plan had been adopted already in 2005 and was most recently modified or rather amended in August 2009. As a result, the Action Plan must be duly adapted to the current state of affairs. In the initial phase, in the beginning of 2016, the Commission reviewed the Action Plan in its currents state and deleted all the measures and activities for which the legislative and institutional set-up suggests that they had been suitably realised.