A project that will be implemented by “Transparency Macedonia” in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Analysis will be monitoring media presentations, the expenses of political parties, the spending of the budget by the central and local government during the pre-election and election period.
The project will supervise the spending of the budget and the political parties in the pre-election period and is associated with the announced elections. If held in April, the parties should publish their first financial reports the parties on April 14 and their last reports on April 30.
“Deadlines for financial reports this time will be short, so that our monitoring will be more intense. Current practices show that political parties publish reports in accordance with the law, but the costs are significantly higher than what is projected, and often sources of funding or donations go unreported”, said the President of “Transparency Macedonia”, Slagjana Taseva.
In accordance with the Electoral Code, the ban on political advertising on December 20, according to Taseva, has not stopped some activity on a local level by political parties.