Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 January 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2006


The Polish government adopted a draft bill to create a new Central Anti-Corruption Office (Centralne Biuro Antykorupcyjne). According to Transparency International's 2005 corruption index, Poland is the most corrupt of the 25 countries in the European Union, and ranks 70th internationally, tied with Burkina Faso and Syria.

The created structure is to be an elite body employing about 500 staff. Its tasks would include examining the deputies' and high state officials' declarations of interests. The central anti-corruption office is to have the powers of the police, the tax inspectors, the ABW [Internal Security Agency] and NIK [Central Audit Chamber]. Its employees will be empowered to use bugging and other tradecraft in pursuing corrupt state officials.



Eurofound (2006), Centralne Biuro Antykorupcyjne, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 62846, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62846.