US Chamber of Commerce wants Czech politicians to commit to fight against corruption

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic wants Czech politicians to commit to fighting corruption in the country, Hospodářské noviny reported on Wednesday. The newspaper said the business association would put forward a radical new law on public tenders ahead of general elections in May. The head of the US Chamber of Commerce, Weston Stacey, said it would call on Czech politicians to pledge to adopt the legislation within three months of the formation of the next government; Mr Stacey said that would prove they were serious in the fight against corruption. The American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic includes around 500 firms, including Microsoft, Philip Morris and IBM.

Author: Ian Willoughby