A quarter of Slovaks used personal contacts to deal with authorities in 2020

Every tenth Slovak admitted to using bribes.

(Source: TASR/AP)

The coronavirus pandemic worsened corruption in the EU, according to the corruption watchdog Transparency International.

The NGO said that citizens have sometimes used personal connections to get medical care and some governments have used the crisis for their own enrichment.

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Transparency International conducted a poll from October to December 2020 on 40,000 people in 27 EU member countries, including Slovakia, where 2,001 respondents participated.

In Slovakia, 19 percent of respondents said that corruption worsened in the last 12 months in their country.

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