OECD: Slovakia faces problems in combating bribery of foreign officials

Slovakia is facing difficulties in meeting the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, according to a report acknowledged by the government on Wednesday, March 20. According to the report, which was prepared by an OECD working group, the long-term absence of effective accountability on the part of organisations is the biggest shortcoming.

Slovakia is facing difficulties in meeting the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, according to a report acknowledged by the government on Wednesday, March 20. According to the report, which was prepared by an OECD working group, the long-term absence of effective accountability on the part of organisations is the biggest shortcoming.

The OECD recommends that Slovakia take a more active approach in penalising bribery of foreign public officials. This should include strengthening the powers of law-enforcement bodies to investigate such corruption, as well as strengthening the protection of whistleblowers via legislation.

The government approved a proposal for measures that should incorporate the OECD's advice, the TASR newswire wrote. The OECD report praised some Slovak laws adopted in this context, especially those that strengthened the anti-corruption framework, set up the Specialised Criminal Court and raised awareness and transparency via publication of all court decisions, thereby making them available to the public.

Source: TASR

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