Introduction

The following text was contributed by the Government of Czech Republic. 

The present commitments of the Czech Republic clearly reflect the priorities set out in the Government Anti-Corruption Strategy, where its stated commitments focus on the challenge to improve public integrity, through measures dealing with corruption and access to information.

The Government of the Czech Republic fully supports attempts to remove regulatory and technical barriers to access to information and its goal is to enable the general public to share, combine and freely use the available data.

The three main areas, which were included in the Action Plan as a result of the public debate, are:

- the adoption of an Act on Civil Servants, to ensure the depoliticisation, professionalisation and stabilisation of the public administration sector,

- streamlining the system allowing free access to information,

- improving access to data and information.

By meeting these commitments, the Czech Republic will significantly improve thetransparency of public administration procedures and will simplify access to the information and data held by the public administration.

In spite of the fact that none of the commitments made by the Czech Republic in the Action Plan has been implemented in time, the Government of the Czech Republic will continue in their fulfillment in order to achieve their completion as soon as possible.

Czech Republic's Letter of Intent to Join OGP: