Almost 30,000 public officials in Serbia
Serbia has almost 30,000 registered public officials at all levels of government, the Vojvodina Research-Analysis Centre (VOICE) said on Thursday.
According to VOICE, the Anti-Corruption Agency register of public officials shows that on December 31, 2017 Serbia had a total of 29,936 officials.
The data came from the Agency in response to a VOICE request following media reports that the number of officials in Serbia rose from 12,000 in 2011 to almost 34,000 at the end >> Pročitaj celu vest na sajtu N1 televizija << of 2017. The Anti-Corruption Agency did not provide data for each year separately from 2011 to 2017, saying that the figures were available in its annual reports.
A 2014 Agency press release said that there were 25,587 registered officials at the end of 2013 and more than 28,000 at the end of 2015, VOICE said.
VOICE sources in the Agency said that the term public official is defined very widely, adding that the real number is higher than Agency figures show because of criteria which are not clearly defined.
Anti-corruption agency: Some 30,000 officials in Serbia
Serbia’s Anti-corruption Agency has registered 29,936 officials at all levels, the Beta news agency reported, or over one percent of employed people in the country...The Agency published the data in answer to the Vojvodina Investigative and Analytical Centre (VOICE) question prompted by news that the...