Skopje, 30.01.2019 – The Center for Civil Communications published its research report titled “Transparency and Accountability of State-Owned Enterprises”.
Key findings presented in this report include:
- The average level of transparency and accountability demonstrated by state-owned enterprises, i.e. their compliance with law-stipulated obligations and standards on good practice, accounts for only 28% from possible 100%.
- Not a single one from the 30 biggest state-owned enterprises, whose total annual revenue exceeds 700 million euros, has achieved high or solid level of transparency (compliance with law-stipulated obligation above 60%).
- Conditions are fulfilled for dismissal of 18 general directors at public enterprises, of which 6 are established by the government and 12 are established by local governments, on the grounds of non-publication of their respective operation reports.
- The average level of transparency among enterprises established by the government is 31%, while among enterprises established by municipalities it stands at 27%.
- Top position on the rank list is held by PE State Roads, which demonstrated the highest level of compliance with law-stipulated obligation with a score of only 52%, while the bottom position, with a score of 0%, is held by JSC City Trade Centre.
- Almost half of enterprises have not even published the names of members of their governing and supervisory boards. Not a single enterprise established by the government or by municipalities published information from sessions held by their governing boards.
- The obligation for mandatory publication of plans on public procurements with all amendments thereto was not complied by as many as 67% of enterprises.