Latvia has one of the highest corruption tolerance levels in the EU

Latvia has one of the highest corruption tolerance levels in the EU

According to the results of European Commission’s Eurobarometer,only 39% of interviewed Latvian residents believe corruption is unacceptable. The average index in the EU, on the other hand, is 69%,.

The highest corruption tolerance level is found in Hungary, where 38% of residents believe corruption is unacceptable. Latvia is second from the end on this list.

The lowest corruption tolerance level is observed in Portugal, where 88% of respondents believe corruption is unacceptable.

Corruption tolerance level comes from a compilation of residents’ responses to three questions related to which services are acceptable to be provided to state sector workers in exchange for favourable results.

84% of Latvian respondents believe corruption is widely present in the country. In the European Union the average index is 71%. The index is the highest in Croatia, where 97% of residents believe so. This index is the lowest in Finland – 22%.

Respondents in Latvia also believe corruption is spread especially high in relation to issue of construction permits. 47% of respondents believe as much. The belief corruption is especially widely spread in relation to political parties and public procurements is also very popular.

A total of 1002 people were interviewed in Latvia in December 2019.

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