Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Transparency International: VÚCs open to corruption

A TRANSPARENCY International Slovakia (TIS) survey of the eight Slovak regional authorities known as the “higher territorial units” (VÚCs), says that they are open to corruption because they do not plan public procurement and lack internal control methods.

TIS maintains that the lack of control creates space for "corrupt practices and ineffective use of public funds", the daily SME reported.

The corruption watchdog says that Slovakia’s Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) should keep a closer eye on the VÚCs’ spending.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

How did Communism happen in Czechoslovakia?

For the 40 years, Czechs and Slovaks would celebrate February 25 as Victorious February, even though the enthusiasm of most of those who supported Communists in 1948 would very quickly evaporate.

Prime Minister Klement Gottwald (right) swears an oath into the hands of President Edvard Benes on February 27, 1948 at the Prague Castle.

Cemetery with a remarkable creative concept Photo

The shapes of tombstones were prescribed until 1997

Vrakuňa Cemetery in Bratislava

Historian: After 1948, Czechoslovakia was paralysed with fear

On February 25, Czechs and Slovaks mark 70 years since the rise of Communism in their common state. Historian Jan Pešek talks about the coup and its aftermath.

Demonstration in Prague, Wenceslas' Square, on February 28, 1948.

Blog: Foreigners, get involved

What about making our voices heard? And not only in itsy-bitsy interviews about traditional cuisine and the High Tatras.

Regional election 2017