NEWS

Independent authority

What are your relations with the State? We are an independent authority, which facilitates our work incredibly, while it also lends us prestige. Our role is usually not a pleasant one, since we systematically monitor institutions and organizations. But the government wants us to be active, given that we were created in order to solve certain problems. I’m often in the position where I fire off pretty strong criticism, but cooperation with the government is good. I have important powers, though I’m not answerable to anybody. I can’t impose my opinions but I can make recommendations and express my disagreement publicly.