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Business Corruption in the Czech Republic

Czech Republic Flag - Corruption profileCorruption can impede business in the Czech Republic. Patronage and nepotism are considered especially problematic in the country. The Criminal Code criminalises attempted corruption, extortionactive and passive bribery, bribery of foreign officials and money laundering. Criminal liability for legal entities (Act No. 418/2011 Coll.) covers domestic and foreign corporate entities registered in the Czech Republic. Nonetheless, the government does not implement the legal framework for combatting corruption effectively. The Czech Republic prohibits facilitation payments, and although the majority of citizens do not encounter petty corruption in their daily lives, bribes or gifts are occasionally needed to speed up public administration processes.

October 2015
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