Czech Republic exposed in anti-corruption report

During the same week that Prague saw its biggest anti-corruption protest in 30 years, the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO published its yearly report card, which singled out the Czech Republic for its low scores.

“The Czech Republic is in so-called non-compliance procedure,” he said. “In the last round, they received sixteen recommendations, and none of them were implemented. No wonder the people are not happy.”

However, the Czech Republic is not alone. Fifteen other countries including Germany and France also disregarded GRECO’s procedures. Hungary did not authorise the publishing of the report, according to a Hungarian MEP.