The cabinet on Wednesday also approved an updated anti-corruption strategy for the years 2013 and 2014. The document, which mainly focuses on prevention, says political parties and civil servants are at the core of corruption in the country as they influence public procurement projects. The strategy recommends the introduction of new legislation including bills on civil service and the financing of political parties to make public procurement more transparent. According to Transparency International, which collaborated on the strategy, the Czech Republic ranked 54th in the world in the group’s corruption perception index, up from 57th place the previous year.
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