Archive for January 28th, 2012

28/01/2012

Romania: Politics and Business, Main Source of Corruption

Human Wrongs Watch

Bucharest – Public administration, political parties and the business climate are the main contributors to widespread corruption in Romania, appearing as the most vulnerable pillars in the national integrity system analysis, according to a new report. 

*Bucharest's Old City. Author: kikiricky http://kikiricky.com | Wikimedia Commons

Excessive politicization of public positions and discretionary allocation of public resources by interest groups are the main reasons that led to these conclusions,” says the Transparency International‘s report.

In the context of elections this year, the poor performance of these pillars threatens not only public funds and the economy, but also the quality of democracy, according to TI, a global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.

Corruption restricts freedom, impoverishes, misinforms, denies access to justice and public services, affects the health, and degrades the education and future of young people. Elimination of corruption in all sectors of society is therefore imperative and urgent,” Transparency International underlines.

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