Financing Political Parties in Croatia: Parliamentary Elections 2003

Petak, Zdravko
November 2003
Politicka Misao: Croatian Political Science Review;2003, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p68
Academic Journal
The paper analyzes the way in which political parties in Croatia are financed. Particular attention is paid to the campaign finance during the 2003 parliamentary elections. It is suggested that ts the main obstacle in regulating political finance in Croatia is the non-existence of any kind of disclosure obligation for regular and campaign funds of political parties. The paper particularly carefully analyzes the structure of the Croatian political parties' budgets. There are two basic findings of the analysis: Croatian political parties rely too heavily on state subsidies, while donations from the business sector are completely non-transparent and without any limitations.


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