TI has recently published a report in relation to 4 countries looking ahead to accession to the EU. The report assesses how Albania, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia and Turkey are getting on with the implementation of anti corruption laws. All of the countries still have a way to go. Difficulties with implementation have been particularly highlighted and the report notes " There is a need for stronger political will to tackle the problem of corruption in these countries."

This political will is particularly necessary at the implementation and sanctioning stage, as the report finds that often the basic laws and regulations have been put in place but this is not followed through to enforcement.

To read the report in full, please go to http://www.transparency.org/regional_pages/europe_central_asia/projects_and_activities/cimap