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Heineken Slovakia and six other firms set up transparency fund

Heineken Slovakia, along with six other members of the Business Leaders’ Forum in co-operation with the Pontis Foundation, has set up a Fund for a Transparent Slovakia, the TASR newswire reported. The €50,000 fund will in its first year be devoted to projects designed to combat corruption, cronyism, wasting of public money and unethical administration of public affairs.

Heineken Slovakia, along with six other members of the Business Leaders’ Forum in co-operation with the Pontis Foundation, has set up a Fund for a Transparent Slovakia, the TASR newswire reported. The €50,000 fund will in its first year be devoted to projects designed to combat corruption, cronyism, wasting of public money and unethical administration of public affairs.

Heineken Slovakia said it believes that ethical entrepreneurial behaviour is a necessary precondition for developing a healthy business climate. The fund wants to carry out its goals via support for projects carried out by NGOs, which can submit their projects via the web site www.darca.sk by October 19. The projects will be evaluated by a commission made up of independent experts from the spheres of journalism, the social sciences, and the non-profit and business sectors. The selected projects will be announced on November 15.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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