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EC report on Romania: Improved perception of justice independence, yet human resource deficit remains a concern

In its second annual EU rule-of-law report released in Brussels on Tuesday, the European Commission looks at the independence and quality of Romania's judiciary, the fight against corruption, media pluralism and media freedom.

Most Bulgarians Are Afraid to Report Corruption Shows Survey

Accroding to international survey requested by Transparency International most Bulgarians (56%) believed during the last year of "Borissov 3" government mandate that the prime minister and members of his cabinet are involved in corruption.

 When it comes to MPs, this share exceeds two thirds (67%).

Slovenia makes no headway in Corruption Perception Index

Ljubljana – Slovenia has made no headway in the 2020 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) compiled annually by Transparency International (TI). Like in 2019, Slovenia ranked 39th among 180 countries included in the index. With a score of 60 points, it once again fell short of the EU average of 64 points and the OECD average of 67 points.

Greece improves score in global corruption index, watchdog says

Greece has climbed one spot to 59th position among 180 countries in the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2020.

Greece's score also improved to 50 out of 100 points on the CPI survey.

The group's 2019 report gave Greece a score of 48, which put the country in 60th place.

Bulgaria Again Ranks Among Most Corrupt Countries in Europe

The corruption perception index in Bulgaria is 44 points, ranking our country 69th out of 180 countries in the world, included in Transparency International's ranking. Compared to last year, our country adds one point to its score, catching up with Romania and Hungary, reports Bloombergtv.bg

Clientelist Networks Lie Behind Western Balkans State Capture – Transparency

Political elites and their grip on power are the main driving force behind state capture in the Western Balkans and Turkey, a new Transparency International report asserts.

The report, "Examining state capture", published on Tuesday, notes "two key enabling factors of state capture in the Western Balkans and Turkey: impunity for high-level corruption and tailor-made laws".

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