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Corruption

El Caso Odebrecht: El rol del movimiento social y del periodismo

Por Diana Pérez Córdova Read in English No hay nada más inspirador que observar cómo un país se une para lograr un objetivo común. En diversas ocasiones miles de personas se han reunido para ejercer su derecho...

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The Odebrecht Case: The role of social mobilization and journalism

By Diana Pérez Córdova Leer en Español There is nothing more inspirational than to see a country come together to accomplish a common goal. Time and time again, thousands of people have gathered together to exercise their...

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Romania’s Corruption Remains Undefeated Despite Progress

When in 2007 Romania joined the European Union (EU), it was one of the poorest and most corrupt nations in the union. Ten years later, Romania demonstrates the fastest economic growth in the EU (in 2016 GDP grew by 4.8 %), it is considered as the next tech-startup hub country, and its digital infrastructure makes it an attractive location for tech investments. Despite the growth in recent years, Romania is the second-worst in the EU for the risk of poverty and social exclusion. And while the government struggles to meet its budget collection target, corruption and mistrust in government impede economic development.

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Is Bulgaria Losing the War on Corruption?

Bulgaria is not only the poorest country in the European Union (EU) but also is the most corrupt; greater financial transparency would help address both challenges. Every year the country loses 14 and 22 percent of its...

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