REPORT: Ukraine is one of most corruption-hit countries in Europe

Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in Europe and its government is doing a poor job to fight it, says a new survey published by Transparency International.

Transparency International spoke to nearly 60,000 citizens in 42 countries in Europe and Central Asia on their experiences with corruption in their daily lives for its new report People and Corruption: Europe and Central Asia.

On average, one in six households paid a bribe when they accessed public services. Although fewer households paid bribes for public services in many EU member states, rates were significantly higher further east.

The highest rates were in Tajikistan (50 per cent), Moldova (42 per cent), Azerbaijan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Ukraine (38 per cent), and Russia (34 per cent).

Romania had the highest rate for an EU member state at 29 per cent, followed by Lithuania with 24 per cent.

More at Ukraine Today.

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