Kyustendil – on the periphery by geographic location, on the periphery of development and on the periphery of integrity

On Thursday, TI-Bulgaria presented the Local Integrity System Index to the members of Regional Public Council for Prevention and Counteraction of Corruptionof Kyustendil.

On a comparative basis, Kyustendil municipality is ranked last for the year 2016. Despite the relatively higher values ​​of the index on the pillars “Political parties”, “Municipal council” and “Courts”, the local integrity system in Kyustendil also has its weaknesses.

The study identifies the lack of sustainable practices for interaction with citizens as well as unsatisfactory levels of transparency in local authorities. Among the lowest rated pillars are also non-public actors – Business, Media and Non-governmental organizations.

Along with the presentation of the Roadmap of a good practices, implemented by other municipalities and contributing to the higher ranking, our team emphasized the need for a targeted centralized policy to support and develop the border regions of the country.

All results from the Local Integrity System Index of Kyustendil Municipality could be found at www.lisi.transparency.bg