60 YEARS OF CONTERGAN – FOR A
NATIONWIDE ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW!
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the market launch of the pharmaceutical Contergan (thalidomide) by Grünenthal GmbH on 1 October 2017, we call upon the newly-elected Federal Parliament on 24 September 2017 to pass a nationwide Anti-Corruption Law for the protection of all citizens and for the long-term safeguarding of democracy!
The purpose of the Anti-Corruption Law is to ensure that the often unholy and anti-democratic collusion between business and politics cannot arise and/or is made subject to painful sanctions for those involved. This legislation will create a federal authority to combat corruption in relations between business and politics, with powers of prosecution. In a democracy, corruption must be treated as a crime and should no longer be regarded, with the wink of an eye, as a trivial and cleverly-contrived misdemeanour. The office of a representative of the people is a position of honour, and it has no place for those who are willing to prostitute themselves to the highest bidder.