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In its most recent report on Kosovo, of 17 April 2018, the European Commission referred to the independent audits of the political parties’ finances from 2013 to 2016, which had been carried out with much delay, in 2017. According to those audits, “the political parties had significant amounts of unverifiable income and expenditures, persistent violation of financial accounting, internal control and reporting standards and showed instances of being in violation of the tax laws and the Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering.” The European Commission recommended that in the coming year, Kosovo should “ensure that the financial reports and campaign disclosure reports of political parties are consistently published and audited, and sanctions applied for violations of relevant laws”. It should also “amend the legal framework governing political party and campaign financing on the basis of an opinion of the Venice Commission to ensure effective enforcement, accountability and transparency.”