Role and acitivities
The main goal of the CBA is combating corruption where the public sector meets the private sector. Under article 2 of the Act on the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Bureau deals with identification, prevention and detection of crimes and offences, prosecution of perpetrators as well as control, analytical and preventive activities.
Identification of threats detrimental to the economic interest of the state as well as appropriately early and possibly predictive communicating them to the state authorities, in addition to the formulation of proposals of remedial actions are the basic objectives of analytical and informative undertakings carried out by the CBA. Moreover, they support operational intelligence, investigative and control activities.
The fact that an increasing number of respondents evaluate the CBA’s activity as good is reflected in the number of potential or prima facie corruption cases reported to the Bureau. In 2013, the number of reports increased by 60%.
Operational activities and legal proceedings
Operational intelligence activities are performed by the officers of the CBA in order to prevent the perpetration of crimes, their recognition and detection as well as to obtain and process information relevant to combating corruption in state institutions and local government and also activities against the economic interest
s of the State. In case of a justified suspicion of a crime perpetration, the CBA officers perform investigative activities specified by the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including activities on command of the court and the prosecutor.
The Bureau is the sole special service having the tool in the form of the control of asset declarations and economic decisions. The aim of control activities conducted by the CBA officers is the disclosure of corruption cases in public institutions, abuse by persons performing public functions and the activities against the economic interest of the State. Controls are conducted on the basis of the annual control plan, approved by the Head of the CBA or - if necessary - on an ad hoc basis.
Control activities consist of:
- disclosure and prevention of cases of non-compliance, for example in the scope of issuing economic decisions (among others: privatisation, financial support, disposal of state and municipal assets, public procurement),
- verification of the correctness and veracity of asset declarations or statements on conducting economic activities by persons performing public functions.
As part of its activity, the CBA also conducts preventive and educational activities. In this regard, it cooperates with other institutions and NGOs dealing with issues of corruption.
Prevention and education:
- Educational websites
- Anti-corruption publications
- Training courses
- Participation in research projects
- Conference organisation
- Participation in the works of government teams
- Educational projects financed by the EU