di Gratian Mihailescu
Corruption represents a social injustice factor, which maintains and increases poverty and affects the economic development. Acts of corruption have a direct impact on economic and social development, destroying the potential benefits of free market economy rules and inhibit the ability of state agencies to prevent and combat them.
The European Union is suffering severe corruption problems. Transparency international indicates that countries like Hungary, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovakia, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece are among the countries with the highest rate of perception of corruption.