PM to cooperate with TI in curbing corruption

23-10-2005

Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek has said his Cabinet will cooperate with the international watchdog Transparency International in curbing corruption in the Czech Republic. Mr. Paroubek said in a TV debate on Sunday that he would welcome input from Transparency International on laws which are considered essential tools in fighting corruption, such as an effective conflict of interest law, a law on public tenders and an insolvency law relating to bankruptcy procedures. A recent report by Transparency International suggests that the Czech Republic has a serious problem fighting corruption.