U.S. Department of State Senior Anti-Corruption Coordinator for Europe George Kent is visiting Slovakia April 20 and 21 to meet with Prime Minister Fico, government offices, Parliamentarians, civil society activists, and the business community. His visit is part of a regional U. S. government initiative to combat corruption and promote transparent governance.
Mr. Kent commented, “We are eager to expand anti-corruption cooperation with the government and civil society. We appreciate the government of Slovakia’s recent stated commitments to do more to fight corruption, including passing new laws and drafting action plans, which are important, but implementation is key. The best way for Slovakia to show it is serious about fighting corruption is to prosecute corrupt actors, especially corrupt officials, and seize ill-gotten gains through asset forfeiture.”