Interior minister under fire for “pointless” code of ethics

The interior minister, Radek John, has come under fire for introducing a code of ethics that critics say is pointless. The minister introduced the four-page codex as basic guidelines for his employees with the aim of countering corruption in all its forms. He has asked for other ministries to adopt the document as well as a preventative measure. Critics say the codex states the obvious and merely urges ministry employees to abide by the law. The minister, who is a former journalist, helped his newly-founded Public Affairs Party win 10percent of the vote in May’s general elections mainly on an anti-corruption agenda, but since taking office he has come under increasing criticism and his credit rating has plummeted.