A couple weeks ago, we reported on the car bombing that killed two investigative journalists, Ivo Pukanic and Niko Franjic, in Zagreb, Croatia. Stay updated on the fall-out via this Washington Times commentary by Jeffrey Kuhner. He quotes our friends at the Adriatic Institute:
According to the Adriatic Institute (AI), Croatia’s finest independent think tank, government corruption costs the Croatian taxpayer over $1 billion per year - a staggering amount for a country with a gross domestic product of $23 billion.
“Real reform requires the creation of an independent judiciary, the entrenchment of property rights, sweeping tax cuts and slashing wasteful public expenditures,” says AI’s president Natasha Srdoc. “The basic legal and institutional framework must be erected so that the rule of law and a vibrant market economy can flourish.”