Transparency International, an organisation that monitors corruption around the globe, recently published its annual corruption index. The Czech Republic fared badly, as it has slipped down the scale two years running. Are the Czechs corrupt, is the country sliding backward as others in the region move up the scale? finds out.
For the second time in just over a month, the Constitutional Court has upheld objections to laws passed by the country's two main parties, the ruling Social Democrats and the opposition Civic Democrats. In both cases, the laws concerned constitutional amendments on the Czech election system and the way in which political parties are funded. It has been hailed as a defeat for the larger parties and a victory for President Vaclav Havel, who brought the matter to the Constitutional Court. has the details...
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