Transparency International boss says still to be convinced by anti-corruption programme

The head of the Czech branch of the corruption fighting organisation Transparency International said he remained to be convinced about many aspects of the incoming government’s anti-corruption programme. Director David Ondráčka said on Sunday during a tv debate that he was surprised some of the 17-points to deal with corruption were there at all and were priorities. He added that all governments came in with big proclamations and intentions about corruption but these later evaporated. The coalition government programme calls for a new law on lobbying, more vigorous checks on the assets of public officials, stricter penalties for proven cases of corruption, and for major tenders to be entirely public and on-line.

Author: Chris Johnstone