Government program statement reflects an ambition to reduce levels of corruption and increase transparency in the public sector in Slovakia. It is compatible with the recommendations of the TIS and reflects election promises of the government coalition parties.

Statement includes all areas which according to the TIS are key in combating corruption and for which prepared its own recommendations (March 2010): civil service, subsidies and EU funds, the Law on free access to information, public procurement, the judiciary, territorial authorities, funding of political parties and politicians, health, police and media. Some are well beyond the recommendations.

The key responsibilities of the Government are primarily disclosure of all contracts, invoices and financial transactions relating to the public on the Internet as a condition of their effectiveness, the introduction of electronic auctions as a mandatory form of procurement, access to public inspection at the sale, hiring and procurement, the disclosure of all court decisions on the Internet and making the electronic recording of all hearing.

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