William Infante, left, and Aleksandar Vucic
Vucic said at the presentation of the results of the sixth cycle of public opinion on corruption in Serbia, conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with Centre for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID), tha the goal is that citizens have confidence in the legal system.
He pointed out that it is important that in the last six months awareness about corruption has been changed slightly.
The First Deputy Prime Minister said that the results of the survey, which was conducted in December, showed that the number of those who see progress in the fight against corruption has tripled.
Vucic said that the survey found that 41% believe that the level of corruption will be reduced in 2013, and that public support to the Serbian government in the fight against corruption has risen drastically.
According to him, the research was conducted by CeSID from 14 to 21 December 2012 on a sample of 597 adults.
The First Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that it takes more effort to strengthen the institutions and their networking in the fight against corruption.
He announced that about 10 laws that will improve the fight against corruption will be adopted by the end of March.
He also announced the widest public discussion, adding that support of the Anti-Corruption Agency and the Anti-Corruption Council as well as the EU, UN, OSCE and others who can help is needed.
Vucic reiterated that a successful fight against corruption creates a better environment for foreign investment, and added that Serbia would, if successful in this fight, have an advantage over other countries.
UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia William Infante praised the efforts of the Serbian government in the fight against corruption, adding that the government has shown that it is objective and non-selective in the fight against corruption.
Infante also said that no one should be protected in the fight against corruption.