The Programme for the Fight against Corruption exceed expectation

28. 7. 2016

The fight against corruption as one of the main pillars of the government’s programme is also substance of one programme realized by the Financial Analytical Unit of the Ministry of Finance under Norway grants 2009-2014. The Programme CZ10 has been successfully realized since September 2014. “This Programme has not just fulfilled the donors’ expectations but in certain areas it has even exceeded them. For instance in the scope and intensity of the cooperation with the Project Partner the Council of Europe,” assessed the Programme the representative of donor institution Mr. Terje Bjørn Englund from the Norwegian Embassy in Prague.

The Programme has been divided into two pre-defined projects. These projects have been focused on strengthening of the anti-corruption and anti-money laundering system in Czech Republic
by development of papers assessing prepared legislative drafts, rising the institutional capacity
in public institutions and also by technical reinforcement of units combating corruption and money laundering.

“Above other realized activities within the Programme I would like to highlight the development
of analysis of whistle-blowers’ centre and the study on transparency of beneficial owners. Both
of these documents have a key role in discussion within preparation of amendments of both relevant laws,” said at the Final Conference the Head of Financial Analytical Unit of the Ministry of Finance Mr. Libor Kazda. The Czech Republic can benefit from the results of the Programme even
on international level. The Ministry of Justice said that particular activities of the programme together with the wide scope of involved institutions have been already reflected in the latest follow-up reports for the OECD.

Michal Žurovec
Head of the Department for External Relations and Communications, Ministry of Finance