The Law on Financing of Political Entities and Election Campaigns stipulates the obligation for state and municipal authorities, institutions and public companies to submit all decisions on employment in the pre-election period, with complete documentation, to the Agency for Prevention of Corruption, which then publishes them on its website.
However, this legal obligation was not met by at least 42 institutions, which recruited 275 people in the election period, but they failed to report that to the Agency for Prevention of Corruption.
On the basis of the Law on Free Access to Information, since the beginning of 2016, MANS was collecting the data on employment in public enterprises in the 17 largest municipalities. When it comes to employment in local administration, MANS encompassed seven municipalities: Podgorica, Niksic, Bijelo Polje, Pljevlja, Rozaje, Tivat and Ulcinj.
The collected data show that after the parliamentary election was called on 11 July 2016, at least 42 institutions failed to comply with the Law on Financing of Political Entities and Election Campaigns, as they never submitted the employment contracts to the Agency for Prevention of Corruption.
Those 42 institutions employed 275 persons in the election period, mostly on a fixed-term basis. A total of 119 consultancy agreements were signed, 75 temporary employment contracts, 67 fixed-term contracts, six permanent employment contracts and eight contracts on volunteering.
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