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The Paradox of Anti-corruption Institutions

30.11.2011

Stefan Popov

Over the last decade Bulgaria has been trying to persuade its partners in NATO and the European Union that it is serious about reducing the level of corruption that poisons the country. During the mandate of GERB, which announced its campaign against high corruption and organized criminality as its super-priority, the government programs became highly ambitious. In the middle of their term in powerhowever the achievements do not look so impressive: ostentatious police operations, spectacular arrests, press-blitz, peculiar code-names, but failings at the trial stage. Shares run high in the media and low in terms of sentences.

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