The Serbian government is discussing state officials’ immunity so it would not represent a protection from criminal prosecution in case of corruption.
Justice Ministry State Secretary Slobodan Homen has stated that this is one of the measures in combat against corruption.
Homen explained that the measure was proposed by the EU experts.
According to him, it will include proactive investigations and all state bodies will be obligated to learn about all suspicious transactions without waiting for criminal charges to be filed.
The EU experts gave several recommendations – police and prosecution’s proactive approach, reevaluation of officials’ immunity and software solutions that would help the prosecution and police.
“This would strengthen cooperation between police and the prosecution and it would prevent some cases from ending up in a drawer,” the Justice Ministry state secretary pointed out.