Bribes of $20 million Paid Monthly Standartnews - 2001/9/11
100 000 to 200 000 bribes are registered in Bulgaria per month. These include just the small payoffs and daily corruption. Each single permit for opening a regular caffee in a garage worths an envelope of $100. In 1999 only 10% of the import cigarettes and 10% of the spirits entered Bulgaria legally. Boiko Todorov from the "Coalition 2000" supplied "Standart" with this info. If all the bribes Bulgarians pay each month to lower officials at Ministries and municipalities were brought together, they could pay half of the Golden Sands resort. In spite of all that, researches of the "Coalition 2000" show that Bulgarian society should participate more actively in an anti-corruption campaign of a large scale.

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