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December 12, 2017

SUPPORTING SMEs AGAINST CORRUPTION

In occasion of the International Anti-corruption Day 2017, the partners of the European Project ACTS, in collaboration with the Belgian Ministry of Economy and the International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium organized the event "Supporting SMEs against corruption", to discuss with EU insitutions and  stakeholders the tools and actions to be taken from European SMEs to prevent corrution.

Corruption Perception INDEX 2016

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This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality, which feed off each other to create a vicious circle between corruption, unequal distribution of power in society, and unequal distribution of wealth.

The lower-ranked countries (Somalia, South Sudan, North Korea) of the index are plagued by untrustworthy and badly functioning public institutions like the police and judiciary.

Higher-ranked countries (Denmark, New Zealand, Finland) tend to have higher degrees of press freedom, access to information about public expenditure, stronger standards of integrity for public officials, and independent judicial systems. Nevertheless, the higher-ranked countries are not immune to closed-door deals, conflicts of interest, illicit finance, and patchy law enforcement that can distort public policy and exacerbate corruption at home and abroad.

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