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Corruption still a problem in Poland

4th February 2014
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As many as 87 of Poles believe that corruption is a big problem in this country


The vast majority of Poles believe that corruption is still an overwhelming problem in the country, according to the latest figures from the CBOS pollster.

As many as 87 of Poles believe that corruption is a big problem, while 39 percent of Poles believe that it is a very big problem. Only 8 percent don’t feel that corruption is an issue.

The report comes as a new report on fighting corruption was presented by the European Commission in Brussels, Monday.

Corruption costs the EU economy some €120 billion annually, the EC says.

Poland needs a “more strategic approach” according to the report, which suggests that reforms are needed to increase transparency in the country. It also highlights the risk of the politicization of the Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA), which is controlled by the government.

EU statistics show that 82 percent of Poles believe that corruption is rife in Poland, while the EU average is 76 percent.

Poland A.M.

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