Corruption in the EU “amazing”

The European Commission argues that the scope of corruption in all 28 countries of the European Union “amazing” and cost the EU economy an annual 120 billion euros.
In anticipation of an official report on this subject, the European Commissioner for the internal politics Cecilia Maelstrom published an article in the Swedish newspaper Goeteborgs-Posten, in which it warned that corruption undermines confidence in democratic institutions, deprive the legal economy of financial resources and helps to organized crime.
In the first such report, the Commission stated that four of the 10 surveyed businessmen said that corruption is a serious impediment to the development of business in Europe.
Introducing the report, Cecilia Maelstrom said that if you listen to the political debate in the different countries of the European Union, it would appear that corruption is a problem in other countries that receive a bribe politicians, businessmen and officials only somewhere abroad.
In fact, this is a problem throughout the European Union, said the European Commissioner. According to her, corruption affects all countries of the EU, but in different countries takes different forms.

23 May 2015

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