Eric Nelson, US Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina: Message to the Citizens — “You Must Be the Agents of Change”

According to data from the IMF and other studies, the Balkans including NATO members Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro and Romania lost over $111.6 billion in illicit financial outflows to crime, corruption, and tax evasion between 2001 and 2010.

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Sarajevo: Eric Nelson, U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina

“Little will change however without you as ordinary citizens do your part — refusing to pay bribes, calling out waste, corruption and election irregularities, letting your voice be heard, and, most importantly, voting to hold your leaders accountable.” — Eric Nelson, U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina

October 21, 2020 | Washington, D.C. | Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Leaders advancing reforms in the Balkans and Eastern Europe have welcomed a poignant message relayed by Eric Nelson, US Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, that engages and challenges local citizens in the post-war and former communist state to be a part of the reform process and to hold elected leaders accountable. Media groups in the Balkans including online sites in Croatia and Serbia, and other regional outlets such as Radio Free Europe have amplified the timely message to a much broader audience.

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Washington, DC | Natasha Srdoc, co-founder, International Leaders Summit and Dr. Dev Kar, distinguished senior fellow and member of the executive advisory board of the International Leaders Summit are spearheading a new study on the Balkan region’s illicit financial outflows via crime, corruption and tax evasion.
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