Belgrade, 6 June 2018 – Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said at the international conference “Loud Whistle: Whistleblowers and Journalists against Corruption” that corruption is a disease that makes society weak and poor and added that the government will continue to lead a hard fight against it.
Brnabic said that whistleblowers are important and courageous and that the duty of the state is to protect and support them
Brnabic said that whistleblowers are important and courageous and that the duty of the state is to protect and support them, recalling that Serbia has one of the best European laws in this field.
The application of the Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers started on 1 June 2015 and 274 cases have been initiated so far, she said and added that this number is increasing,
The Prime Minister gave credit to anyone who draws attention to corruption, stating that only societies with responsible citizens have a chance for progress and success.
Ombudsman Zoran Pasalic said that the right of every human being is to feel free and to express what he or she thinks and that in protecting this right it is important to act according to the applicable law.
Pasalic emphasized that media freedom is an individual freedom of every journalist and that a proper and comprehensive platform must be established to protect journalists.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Branko Stamenkovic said that the Public Prosecutor's Office and the Republic Public Prosecutor's Office pay special attention to the fight against corruption and that employees in these institutions undergo specialized training and cooperate with international partners in order to have a good basis for practical work.
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