GRECO criticizes financing of Czech political parties

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption, or GRECO, has criticized the Czech Republic over the financing of political parties. In its compliance report on the Czech Republic released on Thursday, the anti-corruption agency said Czech authorities ignored its recommendations issued two years ago, and failed to establish an independent body to monitor parties’ financing and campaigns. GRECO has therefore asked the authorities to file a report on the progress in implementing these recommendations by the end of September.

Author: Jan Richter