Europe has seen a surge in recent years of support for populist and nationalist movements – from Spain to the UK to Turkey. The reasons are manifold and complex, but are driven to a large degree by the belief that traditional democratic institutions. For example, Citizens from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania are the most likely to think that their members of parliament are highly corrupt. In these countries, over a half or more say that their representatives are very corrupt. Serbia is seen as one of the few who has the most severe corruption problems. Over 65% of the citizens in Kosovo, think that corruption is one of the biggest problems facing their country. Of the accession states, the police and the civil courts have the highest bribery risk. Worryingly, just shy of one in five of those who came into contact with them had paid a bribe. Read the full report here.
Source: Transparency International