The first National Anti-Corruption Strategy of the Republic of Serbia was adopted in 2005; its Action Plan was adopted in 2006.
The report of the Anti-Corruption Agency on the implementation of the Strategy from 2005 shows that objectives achieved in 2012 were mostly those that dealt with the establishing of the legal and institutional framework for prevention and combating corruption, prevention of conflict of interest in the public sector, involvement in the regional and international fight against corruption, and the establishment of ethical standards and transparent funding of political parties. On the other hand, certain issues listed in the strategic document were resolved only partially or not at all. The following can be mentioned as examples: the judicial reform which still has to be completed in a satisfactory manner; privatization and public procurement processes which continue to cause concern in terms of corruption; insufficient transparency of media ownership and the possibility of undue influence on the media’s editorial policy; lack of participation of the public in the legislative process and budget planning, etc.
In the Republic of Serbia there exists a developed awareness and political will to achieve significant progress in the fight against corruption while respecting the democratic values, the rule of law, and the protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms. The National Anti-Corruption Strategy of the Republic of Serbia 2013-2018 was adopted on the basis of these foundations, while specific measures and activities for its implementation will be provided in the action plan.