Lack of transparency and accountability in the activity of the Mayor institution at Kyustendil Municipality – the assessments about the representation of public interests and the effective use of control functions by the municipal councilors are critically low.

There is no readiness on the part of civil organizations to require information and accountability from the local authorities. These are just some of the main reasons for the poor performance of Kyustendil in the anti-corruption rating for integrity.
Regional public councils for prevention and counteraction of corruption should also increase both their efficiency and publicity.

In order to support Kyustendil Municipality as one of the poorest represented municipalities – regional centers, Transparency International – Bulgaria have developed a Roadmap with main directions for increasing the transparency and publicity in the work of local authorities and is going to present it to the Regional Public Council for Prevention and Counteraction to Corruption – Kyustendil.

We will monitor the implementation of the proposed recommendations, and the first results will be reported at the upcoming Local Integrity System Index for 2017.

All results from the Local Integrity System Index could be found at