The Economist – May 22nd 2008 – “Talking of virtue, counting the spoons”

“Now that they’re in the club, new European Union members are failing to deliver on the promises they made to fight corruption.
FOR corrupt officials in central and eastern Europe, life has seldom been better. Joining the European Union has produced temptingly large puddles of public money to steal. And the region’s anti-corruption outfits are proving toothless, sidelined or simply embattled. ”
The full article can be accesed here.

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