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Dzurinda signs anti-corruption charter

PRIME Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda signed the Anti-Corruption Charter of Slovak Business, an initiative of NGO Transparency International Slovensko that has already been signed by more than 20 firms, news wire TASR reported.

The head of the European Commission Delegation to Slovakia, Eric van der Linden, welcomed the country's move in fighting corruption but stressed that Brussels still expects the Slovak Parliament to adopt further measures in this area.

Signatories to the charter pledge not to give or receive bribes, or use any other illegal ways to prefer business partners, state representatives, or employees.

Among its supporters are representatives of major companies in Slovakia, including oil refinery Slovnaft, railway operator ŽSSK, US producer of electrical and electronic components Molex, Coca-Cola Beverages Slovakia, and Pepsi Cola.

Other signatories are the Association of Slovak Businessmen, the Slovak Business and Industrial Chamber (SOPK), and the Business Alliance of Slovakia.

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