ETHICS / Introducing Ethics in Croatian politics

How to make officials more objective in decision making – curbing of conflict of interests in Croatian politics

Good officials should be making decision for voters, not for himself or his friends or relatives. Still, since sometimes it is hard to maintain integrity since temptation is too big all democratic countries are trying to make some regulations to prevent officials to get into situation when they would have to choose between their and public interest. An effective system for curbing of conflict of interest is essential for efficient public administration. In Croatia conflict of interest was introduced to public sphere in 2003 and since then it is continuously evolving.