EU report highlights Czech public procurement issues
The inaugural anti-corruption report released by the European Commission on Monday highlights the Czech Republic’s problems with public procurement and abuse of public funds. Some 95 percent of people consider corruption a widespread phenomenon in the Czech Republic, the report says quoting a survey by the EU’s polling agency Eurobarometer. The report urges the Czech Republic to adopt civil service legislation and to overhaul rules for the financing of political parties. The EU-wide report, says that corruption levels in the bloc are “breathtaking”, costing the European economy at least 120 billion euro each year.