Bulgaria Ranks Third in Terms of Corruption in the Balkans Standartnews - 2002/2/12
Bulgaria ranks third in terms of corruption among the Balkan countries, reads the bottom line of the annual report of "Coalition 2000". According to the report, the customs houses top the list of the corrupt, followed by the privatization agencies and those of foreign investments. The judicial system, the tax inspectors and the police rank respectively fourth, fifth and sixths. "The magistrates, however, flatly refuse to accept this assessment and already reacted," said Alexander Stoianov from "Vitosha Research". To the public opinion polls, the legislative and executive powers are "centres of big corruption", reads the report.