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31.05.2007

Transcarpathians most ready to fight corruption

   

Almost 64% of Transcarpathians are willing to try to combat corruption which is double the average for the country To compare, 51.8% of respondents in the Volyn region expressed such readiness, while in the Ivano-Frankivsk region – 47.8%

These were some of the findings which the Deputy Director of the project “Promoting active public participating in combating corruption in Ukraine” Lyubov Palyvoda announced at a press conference in Uzhhorod on 31 May. 07

Ms Palyvoda noted that Ukraine had a high level of corruption, however no country was free of corruption in its various manifestation. “I recently returned from the USA,  When I told people that I’m involving in fighting corruption in Ukraine, they answered: “When you overcome it there, come to us”.

Ms Palyvoda added that people become less willing to tolerate corruption with age, with education and income.

The majority of the over 10 thousand people surveyed saw the way to fight corruption being to remove Deputy immunity and increase criminal liability for bribe-taking.

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