Bribes part of Slovak life

Half of all Slovaks believe that bribes are an inevitable part of life and a real problem.

A poll carried out by the research agency GfK Praha in 11 countries in central and eastern Europe between June and August showed that the majority of those countries' citizens say that their states are corrupt. Although just under half claim that they would never be involved in bribery, the same poll found that 60% of Slovaks admitted to taking bribes.

Slovaks and Russians were found to be the least willing to report corruption and bribery.

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