Can you name the Balkan leader who has been in high office longer than Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus? In Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic has held power and just about every high-level post there is over the past quarter century. There is usually only one reason for a politician to not want to give up the reins of power — the risk of being prosecuted for corruption.
Some people who barely flinch at social injustice all year long can turn into crusaders when it’s time to judge winners and losers for movie awards. I don’t know, something tells me there are going to be angry people if one or two names are left off the list. For now, let’s just look at the names we think will be there.
One of the most problematic symptoms of Ukrainian corruption is the influence those with money and power have over the criminal justice system.