Articles Corruption At Czech Embassy In Belgrade

In World on January 31, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , ,

For over six months the Czech Foreign Ministry has been keeping secret that the operation of the Czech embassy in Belgrade, Serbia is almost totally halted in relation to visa regime(s) due to corruption, the Denik daily writes.

FM officials claim that most corruption-related practices in obtaining visa take place on the sidewalk outside the embassy where the embassy has no legal powers. Local mafia and individuals are involved in “helping” desperate non-EU citizens in getting long-term Czech visa. 

According to the ministry only Serbian employees were fired.

The scandal broke out in spring of 2007. One Czech employee wanted to obtain employment visa for his Serbian employees. While they had been waiting, other Serbians who signed up later got them sooner. Similar corruption-related practices were identified in Lviv, the Ukraine, or Hanoi, Vietnam. 

One Response to “ Corruption At Czech Embassy In Belgrade”

  1. […] Czech Daily Word writes on the corruption scandal at the Czech Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. Share […]

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