Goals and objectives: Although the obligation to submit assets and interests disclosures has existed since 1996, only with the establishment of the National Integrity Agency`s (ANI*) legal and institutional framework, in 2007, the anti-corruption area took a new course, which soon led to a paradigm shift and a comprehensive concept of integrity in Romania.
In Romania there are approximately 300,000 persons obliged to submit assets and interests disclosures. ANI ensures the procedures of collecting, collating, processing, assessing and publishing the disclosures on the portal of assets and interests disclosures.
Implementation: Launched in 2010, the Public Portal of assets and interests disclosures is one of the most important tool of ANI. All of the submitted assets and interests disclosures, from 2008 to present, are found on the Portal.
One of the most important advantages of the Portal is that every private or legal person, including NGOs and journalists, is able to verify the patrimonial goods and the interests of the persons which has the obligation to submit assets and interests disclosures, including candidates at elections.
For the local elections and the parliamentary elections from 2012, as well as for the 2016 local elections, ANI made available on its web page separate sections of the Portal with the disclosures submitted within the electoral processes.
For the local elections in June 2016, ANI's website created a section, 'local elections 2016,' which collated all relevant information on the obligations the candidates have in local elections / legal references/assets and interests disclosures / guides etc. The section has been available since mid April, and after the first three weeks, around 520,000 disclosures of the candidates to the local elections have been processed and published.
- More than 1,690,000 unique visitors and 7,4 million web displays.
- Between 2008 and 2013, ANI received approximately 5,115 notifications.
- Between April-July 2016, the Portal was accessed by an average of 45,000 visitors/month.
- In August 2016, the number of assets and interests disclosures uploaded on the Portal was about 6,606,149 documents.
- Having also available an English version, the Portal was accessed by more than 35,000 visitors from Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Unites States, Netherlands, etc.
Replication: The Public Portal of assets and interests disclosures is an important tool for transparency, which can be of use in any other country interested in developing their anti-corruption and integrity system.
Budget: The implementation of the Portal was part of a larger project regarding the development of an informatic system of integrated management of the asset and interest disclosure, a tool used by the integrity inspectors. The total amount of the project was around €4 million and it was financed from ANI’s budget.
Contact person: Silviu Popa, Secretary General of the National Integrity Agency